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Man United’s fans can’t believe how badly Harry Maguire defended Daka strike amid claims ‘he was at fault for all 4 goals’

Man United’s fans can’t believe how badly Harry Maguire defended Daka strike amid claims ‘he was at fault for all 4 goals’

 

The Harry Maguire pile-on owing to the Manchester United star’s performance against Leicester City on Saturday has since continued a full 24 hours later.

Daka rounds out the scoring

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men of course marked their return to action following the international break yesterday afternoon.

On the back of an altogether concerning stretch of form, the Red Devils made the trip to Leicester, hoping to take advantage of the Foxes’ own struggles, to return to winning ways.

When the 90 minutes were said and done at the King Power Stadium, though, United’s woes were only compounded…

The latest in a string of disjointed performances, particularly from a defensive standpoint, saw Brendan Rodgers’ hosts take full advantage on their way to a 4-2 win.

Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and substitute Patson Daka were all on target, rendering a Mason Greenwood stunner and Marcus Rashford’s returning strike irrelevant upon the final whistle sounding.

‘Embarrassing’

Man United, in turn, have slipped a full five points off the early pace of table-topping Chelsea, with a daunting stretch of high-profile fixtures now awaiting over the weeks ahead.

It has therefore proven altogether unsurprising to see the club’s fanbase up in arms over the last 24 hours.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all been singled out for deserved criticism, on the back of a day to forget for all associated with the Red Devils.

Man United’s fans can’t believe how badly Harry Maguire defended Daka strike amid claims ‘he was at fault for all 4 goals’

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group L match between Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford on December 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

As the dust settles, and others see their names fade into the background, though, the pile-on when it comes to the display of one United star in particular has since continued on Sunday.

The man in question? Harry Maguire.

English international Maguire was a surprise inclusion from the off versus Leicester, after failing to train all week amid ongoing efforts to recover from a calf injury.

And Solskjaer’s decision to reintroduce his captain to the fray ahead of schedule ultimately proved costly, as Maguire went on to endure a nightmare 90 minutes at the King Power.

One particular instance of inexcusable defending – leading directly to Leicester’s 4th of the day – could not be attributed to a lack of match sharpness, though, with the United faithful, in turn, having since not been shy in taking aim at their side’s supposed leader:

Some have even gone as far as to suggest that Maguire was directly at fault for all four of the goals netted by Brendan Rodgers’ hosts on Saturday:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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