Harry Maguire Aims Subtle Dig at Leeds United for Losing Championship Play Off Final

Harry Maguire Aims Subtle Dig at Leeds United for Losing Championship Play Off Final

Rene Otinga
updated at May 26, 2024 at 5:39 PM
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  • Harry Maguire issued a hilarious dig at Leeds United on Sunday
  • The Whites lost 1-0 in the play-off final to Southampton
  • This is the third time Leeds have lost in a final at Wembley

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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire could not help himself, as he aimed a hilarious dig at Leeds United after The Whites lost in the Championship play-off final.

The Saints secured a narrow 1-0 win on Sunday, May 26 to ensure an immediate bounce back to the Premier League, at the expense of Leeds, who were condemned to another season in the Championship.

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Harry Maguire shared a peculiar message on social media after Southampton gained Premier League promotion on Sunday, May 26. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Marc Atkins.
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Adam Armstrong scored the only goal of the game in the 24th minute with a clinical finish after he was put through on goal by Will Smallbone.

Former Manchester United winger Daniel James had the chance to equalise, but he clattered the ball onto the crossbar late in the game, per BBC.

In the end, it was the Saints who walked away the happier lot with a promotion to the Premier League and £140m to go with it.

Maguire taunts Leeds

Maguire took to social media to thinly veiled dig at Leeds for missing out on Premier League football next season.

At the back of watching his team from the sidelines lift the FA Cup on Saturday, the defender shared a photo on his Instagram stories of the Championship play-off score line with the caption, “Hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday.”

This is not the first time Maguire is winding up Leeds fans.

In February, a video of the former Leicester City man taunting opposition fans went viral on social media.

There is never any love lost between Leeds and Manchester United fans. The two clubs have a fierce rivalry that dates back decades, when The Whites were title contenders.

Chelsea could reject Conference League spot

Sports Brief also reported on why Chelsea could reject a Europa Conference League spot.

The Blues were relegated to the third-tier European competition after Manchester United beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup on Saturday, May 25.

Reports are emerging that the West London side could reconsider its position in the tournament due to financial issues. Chelsea is walking on a tightrope due to the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

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