Maguire and MU had an exciting performance and it was only a few minutes before they won three points against Liverpool. But this center-back still receives criticism from the former Real star.
Marcus Rashford’s goal gave the home side a lead but Adam Lallana’s 85th minute equalizer meant that the match ended with a 1-1 score and MU had to divide the score with Liverpool.
With regular members of the starting line-up Luke Luke, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard still injured, and Anthony Martial just barely out of the bench, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deployed a new squad. MU came out with 5 defenders with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ashley Young as wingers, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Marcos Rojo as center-backs.
Man United brought Maguire from Leicester City for a record fee of £ 80 million and made him the most expensive defender in the world. The England international appeared to be quite successful in the first few months as a MU player despite the club struggling to return to the top, and Maguire became a leading player in the team.
Maguire built a good relationship with Lindelof on the pitch and certainly the duo is an improvement over Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who was loaned to Roma during the 2019-20 season.
But after the MU vs Liverpool match last night, Maguire received private comments from Rafael van der Vaart. Former Real Madrid, Tottenham and Ajax stars appeared on Dutch television to watch the Super Sunday match.
Van der Vaart heavily criticized Maguire: “When I went to see an amateur club on Sunday, I could find three players who could play like Maguire. We were talking about signing a £80 million contract for him, if Maguire is really worth it then Van Dijk must be worth 300 million euros”.
Are Rafael van der Vaart’s remarks really fair when Maguire yesterday read the game quite well?