- Harry Maguire was taken off in the 70th minute of England's World Cup fixture against Iran
- Fans accused Maguire of faking an injury after making a mistake which allowed Iran to score
- Some supporters believe England have a better chance of winning if Maguire is injured
Many fans would be concerned if they saw one of their players taken off during the middle of a game.
When it comes to English fans and Harry Maguire, there’s less sympathy.
The England defender performed brilliantly against Iran, but was taken off in the 70th minute of the game.
As The Mirror reported, Maguire struggled and had blurry vision, but reports from the England camp indicate that it isn’t too serious.
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While that would be a relief for some, many English fans hope that Maguire will be ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
The Manchester United defender has come under a lot of criticism of late for some of his performances for the club, and fans couldn’t understand why Maguire was drafted into the English side in the first place.
Here's how social media reacted to Maguire being taken off injured.
"Harry Maguire is doing that thing where you know you made a mistake, and you fake an injury."
"Shouldn’t be anywhere near the squad, let alone starting."
"Wales and USA fans hoping he recovers quickly."
"Don't worry, faked an injury to get off after making the mistake for the Iran goal. He will be alright, nothing can injure that head of his."
"The only bad news would be a recovery in time for the next game."
"Harry Maguire having a great game and then getting subbed off because of an injury is the most Harry Maguire thing he could do. #FIFAWorldCup"
United fans react to Maguire
Manchester United defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw produced stunning performances for England against Iran at the World Cup, Sports Brief reported.
Shaw and Maguire provided assists for England's first and second goals in their opening match in the tournament.
Maguire's club manager, Erik ten Hag doesn't use him in the starting position, but England coach Gareth Southgate has backed Maguire as the Three Lions' best defender.
Source: Sports Brief News