Manchester United are set to host Atalanta in their third group stage fixture of this season’s Champions League.
Currently sitting in third place after an opening defeat against Young Boys, followed by a dramatic 2-1 win against Villarreal last time out, the Red Devils will know that Wednesday night’s match is a very important tie.
Not only are United under pressure to perform following just two wins in their last seven outings, in all competitions, there is also mounting pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn the side’s fortunes around.
Gifted with a plethora of attacking talent, should Solskjaer fail to get his Red Devils firing in time for a torrid run of domestic fixtures that includes games against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, then the Norweigan will undoubtedly be facing an uncertain future.
However, despite the pressure building, Solskjaer has named a very strong starting 11 for Wednesday’s match against Atalanta.
Although midfielder Paul Pogba has been dropped to the bench, every other name on the side’s starting sheet is as many fans would expect.
However, there is one selection that several fans are not happy with.
Following a recent injury and after seemingly being rushed back to action, club captain and defender Harry Maguire, who had an abysmal match during United’s recent 4-2 defeat against Leicester City, has once again been included in his manager’s first-team plans.
Reacting to the news that Maguire will partner Victor Lindelof at the heart of the Red Devils’ defence, several fans have been quick to take to their social media to give their thoughts.
Some of the best reactions are below.
Having Maguire in this lineup still beats me.
— ꧁☆*κɪɴɢ*☆꧂ (@gwill_Aq) October 20, 2021
I wonder how many mistakes Maguire makes today
— Levi Ackermann (@Emanxamilius_) October 20, 2021
Maguire again ????…. He cannot run, Mr Bean run faster than him 🤦😔
— ali mazat salleh (@alimazat_salleh) October 20, 2021
Ole still starting an injured Maguire 😥
— zaiah ⛰ (@IRH714) October 20, 2021
Maguire and Lindelof. The axis of inefficiency
— Neil Tostevin (@NeilTostevin) October 20, 2021
Harry Maguire again!! 😡
— dudeFromLaroo (@IbraShafiq) October 20, 2021