Manchester United might not have performed since October four however Harry Maguire’s crimson card for England reminded everybody of the issues the Purple Devils have in defence.
Maguire was dismissed after simply 31 minutes of the Three Lions’ Nations League defeat to Denmark on Wednesday evening, with two bookable offences that would have been reds in their very own proper.
5 minutes into the Wembley conflict, he was proven a yellow for a late lunge on Yussuf Poulsen. Former United defender Gary Neville mentioned in commentary for Sky that Maguire’s deal with was a ‘potential leg breaker’.
However the referee later had no selection however to ship the 27-year-old off as Maguire’s poor contact led to him lunging in and catching Kasper Dohlberg in one other dangerous problem as England limped to a 1-Zero defeat at Wembley.
His worldwide woes comply with a shoddy efficiency in United’s final fixture which noticed them concede SIX objectives in a convincing defeat at dwelling to Tottenham.
It’s unfair to pin all the Purple Devils’ defensive woes on Maguire although. None of them have been as much as the job of defending for a aspect that has ambitions to problem the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City on the high.
United’s subsequent match sees them journey to Newcastle on Saturday, which you’ll be able to hearken to LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 8pm.
An unbelievable stat has revealed that the Magpies have been the Premier League’s most scientific staff to date this season.
Nevertheless, an much more worrying stat from a Manchester United perspective reveals simply how dangerous they’ve been defensively in 2020/21 to date.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have conceded eleven Premier League objectives from their first three matches, the second most objectives a Man United aspect has ever shipped in the beginning of a league season.
It’s important to go all the best way again to the 1930/31 marketing campaign to discover a season the place United aspect conceded extra objectives – they let in 13 on the similar level.
There’s simply no defence for Manchester United’s poor begin.
Sir Alex Ferguson should be shaking his head at his beloved aspect’s present demise.