Harry Maguire Attempting To Dribble Through Chelsea's Team Has Fans Wondering How He Cost £80 Million
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire's attempt to play out from the back against Chelsea has got fans wondering how on earth he cost £80 million.
Chelsea defeated United 3-1 to advance to the FA Cup Final and end the Red Devils' unbeaten run at 19 games.
With the game slipping away in the 87th minute, Maguire tried to start a United attack on his own.
The 27-year-old attempted to dribble through midfield before being closed down by Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Harry Maguire. The man, the myth, the legend. £80m. pic.twitter.com/k5aF0aPf3M
- Real Talk Manchester City :soccer: (@RealTalkMCFC) July 19, 2020
Maguire then dribbled into teammate Nemanja Matic before Jorginho tried his hand at hassling the former Leicester City man.
He then decided to try a cross field pass which landed perfectly for opposing defender Marcos Alonso.
It's likely the England international was attempting to make up for his own goal earlier in the half, which gave Chelsea a three goal advantage.
Harry Maguire's movement is out of this world. pic.twitter.com/bmI1UjQMR8
- SH (@Sennesation) July 19, 2020
Watching Harry Maguire dribble for more than 3 seconds is the most painful thing I've ever seen in my life
- Aaron West (@oeste) July 19, 2020
Just a reminder that we paid £3.5m for Joe Gomez and got Matip in on a free while United paid £80m for Harry Maguire. :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/GzsVLlVAzG
- Samue (@SamueILFC) July 19, 2020
The biggest indictment on Maguire is the fact that we spent €80m on him and we feel the need to accommodate him with another CB to mask his flaws.
- Ali. (@UtdAlii) July 19, 2020
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Such a luxury having a ball-playing centre back like Maguire pic.twitter.com/t6WIblhyog
- Conán Doherty (@ConanDoherty) July 19, 2020
It was an evening to forget for United players at Wembley and one man in particular - David de Gea.
De Gea let Olivier Giroud's opener squirm thorough and then allowed Mason Mount's strike to bounce in off his wrists.
Despite the error, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he will stick by the Spaniard.
He told BBC Sport: "[David] knows he should save that one 100 times out of 100 but that's football for you.
"It is done. Move on. I know he is a mentally strong person and goalkeeper.
"We have been unbeaten for 19 games and both Sergio [Romero] and David [de Gea] have played really well in that run.
"We have kept clean sheets, and on Thursday night, he made some great saves against Crystal Palace.
I see where you're coming from and everyone is going to make headlines on David, but he knows he should have saved that one.
"I can't speak for his confidence but he is mentally very strong. Everyone has to perform and has a chance to stake a claim every time they play.
"It is hard for a keeper to make amends, apart from David making two or three fantastic saves."
Bruno Fernandes netted a penalty in the dying moments of the game to deny Chelsea a clean sheet.
The Blues will now take on Arsenal, who defeated Manchester City 2-0 in the other semi-final, on August 1st.
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