Manchester United were humiliated 6-1 by a rampant Tottenham Hotspur as Jose Mourinho made a dream return to Old Trafford. Manchester United were shambolic at the back, especially captain and the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire. The Manchester United skipper was all over the place, possibly still thinking about his off-field problems. The calamitous defending was not restricted to Maguire as his partner Eric Bailly was just as bad in the match. However, one incident stood out during the match. With Manchester United leading 1-0, Maguire seemed to pull down his own defensive partner Luke Shaw in the box while he was trying clear the ball. It resulted in Tanguy Ndombele smashing the loose ball past David de Gea from close range to give Tottenham the equaliser.
Watch as Maguire tugs at his own teammate who is also being put under pressure by Erik Lamela.
— Si Thyer newsreader/presenter/actor/commentator (@simonthyer) October 4, 2020
Fans flooded Twitter and came up with some hilarious memes to troll the Manchester United defender.
Man Utd fans should file a petition in Greece to reopen Harry Maguire’s case. pic.twitter.com/h3dzv4wouL
— Be happy (@Behappy67388201) October 5, 2020
Someone said Maguire was playing as a false 5 pic.twitter.com/Ir8HVhGOP3
— Ridow (@Grape91637475) October 4, 2020
Waiting for Harry Maguire to leave Old Trafford. pic.twitter.com/YepDeAj2RJ
— Mad Roy Keane (@MadRoyKeane) October 4, 2020
Official agent who sold maguire for Manchester United as been arrested and jail for 15years pic.twitter.com/jZW9gf4FXJ
— bright (@NebulasBright) October 4, 2020
— Maxi (@Maximus_domian) October 4, 2020
If you are having a bad day, remember Maguire once marked his own defenderpic.twitter.com/yDjIY1oVcu
— The Incredible Imp(@kevin_arsene) October 4, 2020
84 – It has been eighty four days since Harry Maguire last marked his own teammate. He has done it again. pic.twitter.com/khVdlfO49H
— Oliver (@OliverALUHG) October 5, 2020
The defeat was Manchester United’s worse since 2011. Manchester United did have a man sent off with Anthony Martial being shown a red card in the first half, may be wrongly so. But even before the sending off, United’s defence was in sixes and sevens with Maguire the biggest liability.
Manchester United spent around 80 million pounds to Leicester City in 2017 to get the services of Maguire — a world record for a defender, but the centre-back has done little to pay it back.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane had a field day against Manchester United on Sunday, both bagging a brace as Spurs to sixth in the Premier League table.
After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that it was the “worst day I’ve had as a Manchester United manager” but he could be in for more of the same if United continue to defend the way they did against Spurs.
After three matches played this season, Manchester United have already lost two, winning one and languish in 16th place in the table.
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