Harry Maguire’s fortunes didn’t improve much after he inadvertently scored an own goal against Scotland.
England had a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime during the 150th-anniversary fixture at Hampden Park, with Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham both finding the back of the net in quick succession.
However, in the 68th minute, Maguire unintentionally reduced the deficit by putting the ball into his own net. The center-back, who remained at his club and did not secure a transfer during the window, came on at halftime as a replacement for Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi.
He formed a defensive partnership with Brighton’s Lewis Dunk but, regrettably, played a role in helping Scotland get back into the game.
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Andy Robertson found himself on the right hand side and put a cross into the area. Maguire couldn’t quite adjust his fight and his attempted left-footed clearance saw the ball spin past the helpless Aaron Ramsdale.
Nothing seems to be going right for Maguire at the moment, following on from him being stripped of the captaincy at United and a mistake for Ukraine’s leveller on Saturday.
One fan commented: “I have never seen a player with a greater commitment to banter than Harry Maguire. He will be studied in schools for generations to come.
Another joked: “Steve Clarke’s gamble of throwing Harry Maguire on pays off.”
A third said: “Harry Maguire’s last two goals have been for Sevilla and Scotland.”
A fourth user was a bit more brutal, stating: “An embarrassment for all concerned that Harry Maguire plays for Manchester United Football Club. Shambles.”
A fifth added: “Harry Maguire is like a Main Character in a sh** American Comedy where everything goes wrong at every opportunity.”
A final person posted: “Harry Maguire is an absolute calamity. A walking disaster. A punchline. So bereft of any talent or natural intuition about how to defend.”
The error didn’t prove costly though as England skipper Harry Kane restore the two-goal cushion with a clinical finish from a Bellingham pass.