Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie has blasted Harry Maguire’s form for Manchester United this season.
McAvennie made the comments to Football Insider and gave a damning verdict on the man they signed for £80 million from Leicester City in August 2019.
The United captain played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Monday, as Edinson Cavani’s equaliser ensured the Red Devils escaped St James’ Park with a point.
The ex-Hammers forward was less than impressed by the skipper’s performance on Tyneside, and joked that he could do a job against the defender at the age of 62.
“I would fancy myself against Harry Maguire,” he said.
“I’m 62 and I would love to play against him. He was awful in that Newcastle match.
“Everyone in red was poor but Maguire does this every week. How he cost £80 million I will never know.
“The way he’s playing, £8 million would have been a rip-off. He’s such a problem for them.
“He always makes mistakes and they can’t get rid of him. No one in their right mind would sign Harry Maguire.
“Premier League strikers must be so happy to see his name on the teamsheet, he’s a striker’s dream.
“They should not have signed him and they should not have made him captain.
“That shows how far they have fallen. Harry Maguire captain of Manchester United, dear me.”
Maguire has made 19 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring once in a 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League.
But he has come in for a raft of criticism after a string of individual errors this season, with the former Foxes man sent off in a dismal 4-1 defeat at Watford which called time on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure in charge.
Ralf Rangnick’s side are back in action tonight when they host Burnley at Old Trafford, looking to reduce the seven-point gap between themselves and Arsenal.
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