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Harry Maguire 'Booed With Every Touch' By Man United Fans In Australia

Nasir Jabbar

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Harry Maguire 'Booed With Every Touch' By Man United Fans In Australia

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Harry Maguire was 'booed with every touch' by Manchester United fans in Australia for their pre-season game against Crystal Palace.

Maguire started his side's third game of their Australia tour, but was met with a chorus of boos during the match on Tuesday.

Fans in attendance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ruthlessly booed Maguire every time he got on the ball.

The boos didn't effect his game, with the 29-year-old producing a brilliant pass in the first-half.

It's not the first time Maguire has been booed by his own fans, having been subjected to abuse by Man United fans last season as well as England supporters during international duty.

Speaking ahead of their game against Palace, Erik ten Hag sent a message to Maguire following the signing of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

"Harry is really impressive and I expect a lot from him," said the Dutchman. "I always see the captaincy as an issue that I dictate. 

"The team building for me is an important point and I always talk about a group of leaders. The captain is a really important one and I'm happy with him."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Ten Hag added: "We have good centre-halves and Harry is one of them,' added Ten Hag. 'He can play on the left side and on the right because he is right-footed.

"But there is also internal competition and that is what a club like Man United needs. You cannot win with 11 players. We need a squad, especially this season with so many games.

"I think he is (a first-choice player). He's proved it in the past but he has also to prove it in the present and in the future. I will support him everywhere I can. In the end, he has to do it by himself, and he has the qualities to do it."

Topics: Harry Maguire, Football, Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar
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