Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Booed by fans during Crystal Palace win

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Booed by fans during Crystal Palace win

  • Maguire was met with poor reception in his second start under Erik Ten Hag
  • The United captain was heavily booed every time he touched the ball on Tuesday, July 19 in the friendly against Crystal Palace
  • United cruised to a 3-1 victory to maintain a 100% record under their new boss

Harry Maguire endured another difficult moment as a Manchester United captain as he was booed loudly by fans on Tuesday, July 19.

United were up against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace in Erik Ten Hag’s third game of preseason after securing back-to-back wins against Liverpool and Melbourne Victory.

Ten Hag made three changes to the starting XI that beat Melbourne Victory on Friday, but central defence stayed the same as Harry Maguire was partnered with Victor Lindelof.

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Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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The 29-year-old, who has struggled for United, particularly last season, did not have the most positive reception as fans jeered him in the first half every time he touched the ball.

In his very first touch of the game, a seemingly unnerved Maguire put it out of play.

Overall, the boos did not seem to affect him too much as Maguire was quite superb for his side, especially in the first half.

He managed to come up with one excellent pass, and was part of an attacking move that saw his effort go slightly wide.

How the game went

United continued their ascendancy under Ten Hag as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Palace.

Anthony Martial got the first goal of the game and his third in as many matches as he expertly controlled a cross from Diogo Dalot to volley home a few yards from goal.

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Marcus Rashford then got United’s second early in the second half after a brilliant team move completely opened up the Palace defence, and the forward had an easy tap in from Van de Beek’s cross.

Jadon Sancho, another player in form under Ten Hag, then wrapped up the scoring in a one-on one situation with the keeper after being played through on goal.