Manchester United fans take to Twitter to lambast Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire has certainly improved the Manchester United defence. However, he has not had the same colossal effect as a Virgil van Dijk.
The Englishman’s penchant to get nutmegged or make an error is likely to keep him out of the list of the best centre-backs in world football.
With Chelsea and Leicester City both losing, the onus was on United to take advantage. They were seconds away from doing just that.
Harry Maguire was caught in no man’s land and was left powerless as Michael Obafemi was at hand to guide the ball home. The pictures of the goal ridiculously seemed to suggest that Maguire was marking Aaron Wan-Bissaka, his own teammate.
But the reality is that he was caught behind the defender and was left with nowhere to go. However, it does not paint a good picture of the world’s most expensive defender.
As the skipper and one of our best headers of the ball, Maguire should have done well for Southampton’s equalizer. The fact that he got caught behind his own players shows an acute lack of tactical understanding.
Better is expected from a United captain. Maguire still has ways to go. A number of fans took to Twitter to express their dismay and anger at the skipper’s performance. We take a look ay a few of them below.
Twitter reacts as Manchester United fans rant against Harry Maguire
I want to punch Harry Maguire— Sean 🇮🇪✊ (@SeanMcUTD) July 14, 2020
What was Harry Maguire doing for both of Southampton’s goals? The world’s most expensive defender caught ball watching twice, as well as marking his own player. Absolutely comical. Bang average at the very best.— Matt 🏆 (@FalseFMatt) July 13, 2020
Bmt I dislike Harry Maguire’s face a lot.. it makes me angry when I see it— ‘ DMF 🇵🇹 (@DMFv2) July 13, 2020
Father we soak David De Gea in your blood, bestow sense on Harry Maguire and some vision in victor lindelof. Keep Bruno fenandes and Paul Pogba safe and bless mason Greenwood, Anthony martial and Marcus rashford with quick feet for tomorrow.— Johnnie Cochran (@cobimensah) July 12, 2020
We were a Harry Maguire header away from getting 3 points. Champions League football is the aim and it’s in our hands. Disappointing night but we drew a battle. Time to win the war— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) July 13, 2020
I don’t care what any1 says Harry Maguire for £80M is one of the worst deals of all time. Lindelof is 50 times the player Maguire is, If Maguire wasn’t English he would be called shit.— AJ 🥶🇮🇪 (@KSZN22) July 13, 2020
Harry Maguire: ‘F*****g wake up. Every f*****g time.’ #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 13, 2020
Harry Maguire is one of the worst players that wore a United shirt in the last 20 years.— UTDReds (@UTDReds11) July 14, 2020
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Honestly so fucking done with Harry Maguire that I’d take Chris Smalling back anytime— Joe (@ThePogbaShow) July 14, 2020
How can Harry Maguire be a Manchester United captain when he can’t even take care of his own game?— FixMUFC (@FixMUFC) July 14, 2020