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The Mystery Behind Fan Photoshopped Into Harry Maguire's Twitter Post Has Been Solved

Jack Kenmare

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The Mystery Behind Fan Photoshopped Into Harry Maguire's Twitter Post Has Been Solved

Featured Image Credit: Harry Maguire/Twitter

We finally have answers.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire sent Twitter into meltdown on Sunday afternoon when he decided to celebrate his 34th-minute opener against Leeds United with an unusual post. Why did it send Twitter into meltdown, you may ask?

Well, on closer inspection, it looked like Maguire - or those behind his account - had photoshopped the face of a mystery man into the far-from-satisfied Elland Road crowd.

The small, but very obvious, detail left thousands of fans in a state of confusion.

Football writer Colin Millar wrote: "Is there a satisfactory explanation for Harry Maguire's photoshopping in the head of a Leeds fan on his social media post?"

He wasn't the only person to question what was going on after the full-time whistle. One Twitter user said: "That is so random," while another asked: "Why did he photoshop some random face in?"

Image credit: Harry Maguire/Twitter
Image credit: Harry Maguire/Twitter

To add further intrigue to this already bizarre storyline, Maguire had posted an unedited version of the picture onto his Instagram page with the caption: "You reds".

For hours now, people have been scratching their head in wonder but at last, we can confirm the story behind this mystery individual.

It turns out the photoshopped man is both a big Leeds United supporter and a good friend of Maguire's. In fact, the person involved was in the stands at Elland Road on Sunday but wasn't in that particular picture.

So in a brilliant edit, Maguire decided to add him into the mixer after a week of banter between the pair.

Away from the photoshop and Manchester United secured all three points against Leeds in what turned out to be a very wet and windy Premier League classic.

Marcelo Bielsa's side were 2-0 down at half-time after a vintage first-half display from Ralf Rangnick's side but the battling Whites came out a completely different side early in the second period.

Rodrigo sparked the comeback with a cross-turned-shot in the 52nd minute before former United winger Dan James provided an inch perfect cross to substitute Raphinha to make it 2-2.

Despite a slow start to the second-half, United regained the lead when Fred converted his third goal of the season, just minutes after coming off the bench.

The Reds continued to cause Leeds problems and in the final minutes, Anthony Elanga - who appeared to be hit by a coin while celebrating Fred's goal - slotted past Illan Meslier to make it 4-2.

Topics: Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Premier League, Leeds United

Jack Kenmare
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