Man Utd showcases yet another underwhelming performance, failing to provide the supporters with relief as they lose a home fixture against the 13th placed Burnley.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now put himself in a tough spot, accumulating losses this season and failing to produce the effect that was expected of him when he was appointed as the head coach this campaign.
Their recent clash with the Turf Moor outfit was pretty disappointing for the supporters, quite evident from the fact that the people in the stadium were seen leaving even before the final whistle. The game featured many lapses from the Mancunians side, which went on to provide their opponents with a 2-0 victory.
Nevertheless, the club captain Harry Maguire happens to be the heart of a fair share of criticism, following his error which leaded to their opponents’ opening goal. The defender failed to track Chris Wood’s run and lost him in the end after which the New Zealand international shook the back of the net from close range.
Accordingly, Twitter is being flooded with harsh reactions from the club supporters, concentrating on the star’s mistake which led to his side’s defeat last night.
Harry Maguire has some sort of allergy to keeping his man on a set piece I think. Only explanation.
— ً (@UtdHenry) January 22, 2020
Harry Maguire the £80m man is to blame
Couldn’t do some basic defending
Never rated him, never will rate him
— Manchesterspeak (@Manchesterspeak) January 22, 2020
I'm starting to think we overpaid for Harry Maguire.
By about £75m.
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) January 22, 2020
Harry Maguire to United is easily the worst piece of business in football history. I say this completely unbiased. He hasn't even made them better, they're far more vulnerable to pace if anything. 80 big ones for a walking washing machine..
— An (@RoyalANfield) January 23, 2020
Ferdinand: "Chris Smalling – he’s the best defender at the club. Gone. I don’t understand it.” #mufc [BT]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 22, 2020
Another key figure to have blamed the Mancunian skipper occurs to be Rio Ferdinand, with the former Man United star criticising the centre-back’s lack of desire. The influential figure told BT Sport: “Go up and win it, show some desire, Maguire as the captain has to go up with desire. What are you doing there Maguire!? He starts in a great position with his arm out, he can feel Chris Wood.
“But then he doesn’t anticipate it. you can’t be that far off and leave your man there. He (Wood) then gets in front of him, not good enough, and punished.”
Nevertheless, with more than a half of the season having concluded, the Red Devils have doubts on the Champions League spot with their recent performances getting them further away from the 4th placed Chelsea, who have claimed 40 points this season, 6 more than the Mancunians.