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Harry Maguire Rinsed Online For 'No-Look Defending' Against Southampton Striker Armando Broja

Josh Lawless

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Harry Maguire Rinsed Online For 'No-Look Defending' Against Southampton Striker Armando Broja

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been panned on social media after inventing "no-look defending" against Southampton.

The Red Devils are now winless in three games after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Ralph Hassenhuttl's side, with Che Adams cancelling out Jadon Sancho's opener.

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The Saints were incredibly right at Old Trafford, with on-loan Chelsea striker Armand Broja continuing to make a serious impression.

He gave Maguire a torrid time and there was one moment in the second half when the 20-year-old completely rinsed him.

Broja beat the England centre-back in a foot-race down the left flank and twisted him inside and out before exploding into the penalty area.

And one particular still image ended up doing the rounds on social media, where Maguire looked like he was trying a new defensive strategy.

Maguire was also spun by Burnley's 6ft 6 striker Wout Weghorst on Tuesday prior to Jay Rodriguez's equaliser at Turf Moor and received criticism from former United defender Rio Ferdinand.

In the sequence with Broja, there was a penalty shout as Maguire challenged the Albania international inside the box - and then stood on his foot afterwards.

Image: PA
Image: PA

After a strong Euro 2020 campaign as England reached the final, Maguire has been way below par this term and there have been calls for Ralf Rangnick to drop him for Victor Lindelof.

Former United midfielder Kleberson believes Rangnick needs to make the brave call as the £80 million man is a weak link at present.

“Manchester United look far more assured with Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof at the back, rather than Harry Maguire,” he told Paddy Power.

"Harry Maguire is an excellent player and a very experienced one. He Maguire organises the back line well but has had a tough time this season in the Premier League, particularly in one-vs-one situations and where he has been short of pace. Speed really troubles him.  

“By taking a step back out of the team, he [Maguire] will understand how he can improve by seeing what it is that he needs to get better at, and how he can play better with the other players around him.  

“He will have an opportunity to come back into the first team. But at the moment, it’s tough to keep putting him in the team and letting opponents take advantage."


Topics: Manchester United, Harry Maguire, Southampton

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