Boos, taunts and punishments… Maguire’s new nightmare night

Wembley spectators did not like Harry Maguire during the Nations League match between England and Germany on Monday. His name was booed by the composition of the teams. And the performance of the Manchester United defender did not serve to calm the riot in the stands…

They didn’t even wait to see him on the field. As soon as the team compositions were announced, Harry Maguire’s name was shouted by the spectators at Wembley on Monday during England-Germany in the Nations League. Despite the fan revolt, Gareth Southgate has decided to field the Manchester United defender alongside John Stones and Eric Dier. An election that did not like the London public. Chants mocking Maguire’s “b…big head” descended from the stands.

And in this hostile environment, the 1.94 m (over 100 kg) colossus lost its means again. In the 52nd, Harry Maguire completely missed his recovery by returning the ball directly to Jamal Musiala, before drying him in the box, rather clumsily. After reviewing the images, the referee logically awarded a penalty to the Germans, which Ilkay Gündogan was in charge of transforming. A quarter of an hour later, Maguire lost another ball that was the second goal (sumptuous) of the Mannschaft, scored by Kai Havertz (67th).

catastrophic statistics

Which prolongs the ordeal experienced by Maguire in recent weeks. Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old defender has missed all four of his starts (club and national team). Meanwhile, Manchester United have won all five games in which he was on the bench at the start of the game.

The former Leicester player, signed in the summer of 2019 by the Red Devils (87 million euros), has not won a single game as a starter in official competition since April 16 and a victory against Norwich (3-2). A desert of almost six months. You also have to go back to mid-February to find the trace of his last clean sheet as a starter for his club.

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