Manchester United are set to take on Liverpool on Tuesday evening in a crucial fixture for Ralf Rangnick’s side, with United desperate to seal a place in next season’s Champions League.
United go into the game in poor form, despite their nervy 3-2 win over Norwich last weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in that game, will not feature at Anfield due to personal reasons.
As expected, captain Harry Maguire was named in the side and the 29-year-old has fired back at claims he plays poorly for United, whilst acknowledging that he has stood for some bad performances this season.
🗣 "I wouldn't be playing every game for Manchester United in the starting eleven if I'd been playing bad every game. There's a reason why both managers have put me in the starting eleven every game."
Harry Maguire defends his performances after the criticisms he has received pic.twitter.com/1DDeiClKyG
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 19, 2022
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“This season I’ve had some bad games but I wouldn’t be playing every game for Manchester United, in the starting eleven, if I’ve been playing bad every game or not playing well enough,” Maguire told Sky Sports, via Football Daily.
“There’s a reason why both managers (Rangnick and Solskjaer) have put me in the starting eleven for every game, for what I bring to the team, what I bring to the starting eleven.
“But I do also understand that I’m the captain of this club, I cost a lot of money and when things aren’t going well and we’re conceding too many goals, I’m going to get criticised.”
The former Leicester man will be eager to put on a good performance at Liverpool tonight, having impressed at Anfield in recent meetings between the two sides on Merseyside.