Everyone makes fun of Harry Maguire but the Manchester United centre-back is back in the team due to injuries and has a chance to set the record straight with good performances.
That said, whenever a defender has a bad game, it’s never feels too long before they get compared to the Manchester United captain.
Bayern Munich defender Dayot Upamencano endured a torrid night in the Champions League against Man City — so much so, that one Arabian commentator likened him to Maguire.
The Bayern Munich centre-back had a bad night at the office at the Etihad last week and it was a similar story at the Allianz Arena as Thomas Tuchel’s side were humbled 4-1 on aggregate by Pep Guardiola’s side.
After just 24 minutes, Upamecano cynically brought down Erling Haaland after the Norwegian went through on goal and was shown a straight red card.
The decision was overturned because Haaland was actually offside.
Dayot Upamecano breathes a sigh of relief 😅
Referee Clément Turpin initially sends the Bayern defender off before rescinding the red card following a late offside flag…#UCL pic.twitter.com/7ZwMg7l3IX
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 19, 2023
Yet, before half-time, the defender was penalised for handball inside the box. City were given a penalty.
Upamecano didn’t have any better luck in the second half.
In the 85th minute, after receiving the ball, an Arabian commentator covering the game called him “Upamaguire”.
Check out the clip below:
LOOOOOOL pic.twitter.com/fu9hKh9Zbv https://t.co/NhGtIHnogu
— Zig Buu (@ItsBigZuu) April 19, 2023
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