Having arrived in the summer after weeks of drawn-out negotiations, Manchester United’s £80m summer signing Harry Maguire has already become a key figure for the club.
The England international has taken the armband in recent games, in an undeniable show of faith and trust from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, Maguire didn’t cover himself in too much glory – particularly for the Blues’ equalising goal.
Having taken the lead through a Marcus Rashford penalty, United looked reasonably comfortable with being ahead. But in a lofted ball over the top, Maguire seemed to get bullied out of the way by Chelsea centre-forward Michy Batshuayi, before the Belgian powered away and rifled home.
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Despite seeing their side go on to win the game, fans of the Manchester side took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the centre-back.
Many Red Devils supporters felt Maguire’s mistake seemed to be becoming a recurring theme, and voiced their doubts about the £189k-a-week star recent performances.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
80m for Maguire I’ve seen enough to say its a big waste of money should’ve spent more and bought kouilbaily a beast of a CB who handles Europe’s best players quite well
— Martial_SZN (@AM9Martial) 31 October 2019
Agreed only Another 20 million or so, he’s made these mistakes too many times now
— Fess. (@fess0161) 31 October 2019
Maguire was shambolic in that goal but i have no idea what rojo was doing
— £ (@Cahir_MUFC02V2) 31 October 2019
80 million and Koulibaly was available at that price at fault for goal against Norwich and had a shocker in the Europa League the other night he has to do more
— Charlie (@Charlie_Dunne5) 31 October 2019
Not being negative for the sake of it. Just being honest. Harry Maguire has cost us 4 or 5 goals already this season. It’s only October. Smalling & Jones got ridiculed for less. He’s been a bad signing thus far and you’re kidding yourselves if you think otherwise #MUFC
— Carl Millar (@carl_millar88) 31 October 2019
Harry Maguire sort yourself out mate. His performances have been poor recently #mufc
— Luke (@Luke_Dunne_3) 30 October 2019
Defensively, Harry Maguire is nothing to write home about! #MUFC
— Haruna Ozi Salami (@Haroooon17) 30 October 2019
And Maguire has been a terrible signing
— The Theatre (@Riley_MUFC_) 30 October 2019