It would be fair to say that Saturday was a day to forget for Harry Maguire, following his error-strewn performance in Manchester United’s 4-2 defeat to Leicester City.

The England international’s afternoon never improved after letting the ball roll go out of play in the opening seconds of the game, but it got much worse for the Red Devils skipper.

Kelechi Iheanacho dispossessed Maguire to set up Youri Tielemans for Leicester’s equaliser, and the Nigeria international was getting all manner of joy against the former Foxes defender.

The 28-year-old would surely want to forget such a poor display, but one fan on Twitter added clips from Maguire’s dismal showing at the King Power to a damning 2 minute-and-18-second compilation of his performances so far this season.


GiveMeSport drew attention to the video, which includes misplaced passes aplenty, fouls and errors leading to goals, in what has been a forgettable first few weeks of the season for Maguire.

His stock has fallen dramatically since a series of impressive performances for England at this summer’s European Championships, but Gary Neville believes he is still crucial to United’s hopes a revival following a poor series of results.

“Maguire’s not good enough? We’re on the wrong path here if we’re now starting to say Harry Maguire is not the right type of signing,” said the Sky Sports pundit on an Instagram Live.

“I think Harry Maguire is the perfect type of character for United. I think he’s performed well since he’s come to the club.

“Yesterday he was miles off it, he was nowhere near at the level in terms of fitness-wise and we’ve all been there as players.

“But this is certainly not the time to start throwing the baby out with the bath water.”

PA: Harry Maguire

United will look to recover quickly in what is a daunting series of fixtures for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. They welcome Atalanta to Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday night, before hosting Liverpool on Sunday.

They conclude the month with a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a match against a resurgent Spurs side on 30th October.


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