Regardless of an honest end in Spain towards Atletico Madrid final night time, the press reported a groundswell of fan criticism towards Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.
The centre again’s defensive efficiency as soon as once more got here underneath scrutiny, significantly in regard to Atletico’s objective, the place he was crushed to a header by 5ft 9 inch João Felix.
As may be seen on this unique video footage (UK solely), because the ball was crossed in from the left, Maguire was sluggish to react and left for useless by the Portuguese playmaker.
Not the beginning Man Utd needed in Madrid…
Joao Felix with a fully BRILLIANT header to provide Atletico the lead 🔥
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 23, 2022
Each The Mail and The Day by day Star reported enormous fan reactions on social media, as soon as once more slating the skipper’s efficiency.
His lack of tempo, sluggish reactions and being outjumped by a participant seven inches shorter had been all factors of criticism.
Maguire’s all-round efficiency was poor final night time. After a hospital go to teammate Fred, the digital camera zoomed in on the Brazilian, who appeared to say ‘H! For f—s sake!’
Maguire’s type has been an virtually fixed subject this season and has led to quite a lot of hypothesis that he might be stripped of his captaincy or dropped.
Nevertheless interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick has pledged that the 28-year-old will stay captain till the tip of the season it doesn’t matter what.
And towards Leeds United on Sunday, his religion was rewarded with a objective from the participant.
However questions stay after yesterday’s efficiency and in an ironic twist, UEFA mistakenly listed Bruno Fernandes as United captain for the sport slightly than the previous Leicester Metropolis man.
United’s subsequent sport comes at Outdated Trafford on Saturday once they face Watford within the Premier League.
It will likely be fascinating to see whether or not Rangnick troopers on with the beleaguered star or whether or not the Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane partnership, that did so nicely when Maguire was injured, will probably be restored.