- Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has broken his silence on the poor state of affairs at the club in recent times
- Criticised for either not speaking out because of his seniority, and definitely in the line of fire when he did, Maguire was a man stuck between a rock and a hard place
- Backing club legend Roy Keane's barely-hidden disdain for Maguire, supporters of the club unleashed their displeasure
Under-fire Harry Maguire has finally broken his silence on the state of matters at Manchester United and his thoughts were not well-received.
The captain of the club was caught in the perfect storm of "damned if you do, damned if you don't" as he spoke of the struggles the team is going through. He has arguably been the biggest culprit, delivering poor performances like clockwork all season, which has led to fans criticising him relentlessly.
According to ManUtd.com, Maguire admitted:
"I've obviously seen a lot of criticism and a lot of it is absolutely justified, but for me, with this team, it, shouldn't need criticism to motivate players. We all have to take massive responsibility, myself as captain as much as anyone, if not more. This team finished second last year and we have better and bigger squad this year, so we have to show the right attitude."
However, observers are not convinced, with club legend Roy Keane quoted in the Mirror saying that his words were nothing but empty platitudes. This opened the floodgates on Maguire from other frustrated United fans.
"The @ManUtd team plays badly because they see the coach ignoring our biggest problem & our worst defender and current captain @HarryMaguire93 being played game after game despite his very visible and blatantly poor performances. Drop #maguire & rebuild!"
"@HarryMaguire93 is our biggest problem.. overrated, over priced and the key reason why we have 27 goals against us and face a battle to get into the top4 ... @ManUtd #MaguireOut"
"I personally don’t like you as a player @HarryMaguire93. I wish you never played for my beloved Manchester United!"
Premier League club to ban parents of children who run onto the pitch
Leeds United has stated that it will hand out one-year bans to the parents of children who run onto the pitch to greet or ask for the shirts of players.
Premier League fans have seen youngsters do this in recent times with an overwhelmingly positive response to their actions.
As reported on Sports Brief, it appears that the Yorkshire-based club is over the feel-good factor of the moments.
Source: Sports Brief News