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Harry Maguire goes on x-rated referee rant following controversial decision

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was overheard unleashing an x-rated rant to referee Chris Kavanagh during Sunday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa.

Coming into the game, United boasted the better domestic record after going on a 13 game unbeaten run.

However, despite starting well, the Red Devils were the side to fall behind first.

A stunning strike from Villans’ attacker Bertrand Traore after just 24-minutes saw recalled goalkeeper Dean Henderson left with very little chance of keeping the top-corner effort out.

Although there will be few complaints about Dean Smith’s men leading, skipper Maguire did launch scathing criticism at referee Kavanagh following an earlier decision.

A mid-air collision between Bruno Fernandes and Ezri Konsa saw the Villa centre-back fall to the ground – upon closer inspection it became apparent that the defender had hurt his knee, however, Kavanagh’s decision was to award a free-kick following what he perceived to be a head injury.

Maguire was overheard by Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst telling Sunday’s match official exactly what he thought.

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