Harry Maguire Sends Man United Urgent Message After 'worst' Possible Start to New Season

Harry Maguire Sends Man United Urgent Message After 'worst' Possible Start to New Season

  • Harry Maguire has sent Manchester United a rallying call following their 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford
  • The United skipper noted that he was concerned United are making the same mistakes as they did last season, insisting that they need to be 'creative'
  • The Red Devils were hoping to transfer their pre-season form into the new campaign when they hosted the Seagulls
  • However, a first-half brace from Pascal Groß denied the home side any chance of staging a comeback as they went on to drop points

Harry Maguire has expressed concerns following Manchester United's Premier League clash against Brighton on Sunday, August 7.

The Red Devils kicked off the new season on a disappointing note as they were condemned to a 2-1 defeat by the visiting Seagulls.

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Harry Maguire of Man United walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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Pascal Groß's first-half double in the 30th and 39th minutes denied United any chance of staging a comeback at home, with Mac Allister's own goal in the second half a mere consolation for the hosts.

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Harry Maguire concerned with Man United's mistakes

Speaking after the match, Maguire expressed concern about United's performance against Brighton, observing that they are making the same mistakes as last season.

Maguire, who has been on the receiving end on a number of occasions, described his side's performance as the 'worst possible start' to a new season.

"We went into the game positive; we had a good pre-season, and it was the worst possible start to be 2-0 down at half-time at Old Trafford," Maguire told Sky Sports.
"We need to look at not letting that first goal set us back as much as it did. It was a nightmare start to be 2-0 down at half-time.

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"We need to be a bit more creative, and we need to improve on that," the Englishman added.

Man United begin 2022-23 Premier League season on a losing note

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Erik Ten Hag was handed a nightmare Premier League debut as Manchester United manager when his side stumbled to an opening day defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

A brace from Pascal Gross rendered an own goal from Mac Allister only a consolation as the Seagulls clinched their maiden win over Man United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

It would prove to be a big blow to Man United, who had a fairly positive pre-season, and Ten Hag will have a massive task to remould the club's fortunes this season.

Source: Sports Brief News