As ex-Tottenham star lays into Harry Maguire, the Manchester United ace is blasted as’really s***’.
Harry Maguire, the captain of Manchester United, has recently been chastised.
Rafael van der Vaart, a former Tottenham Hotspur player, hasn’t shied away from giving his brutal opinion on Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.
The club captain has faced a lot of criticism recently for his lackluster performances, and many experts believe he needs to step up immediately.
The Red Devils have been in poor form recently, losing three of their last four games, leading to the sacking of club hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Over the last few months, they’ve lost 5-0 to Liverpool, 2-0 to Manchester City, and 4-1 to newly promoted Watford, with the latter defeat last weekend serving as the final nail in Solskjaer’s coffin.
It was embarrassing to concede four goals to a team that had scored 12 goals prior to the match at the weekend, highlighting how shaky and disjointed the United defense is.
Maguire was sent off in the 69th minute after diving into a late tackle on Tom Cleverley while already on a yellow card, prompting the 28-year-old to remove the captain’s armband before being shown the red card.
Many people, including Van der Vaart, have criticized the former Leicester City defender for his performance.
“I talk about Harry Maguire so much, so I try to avoid him,” the Dutchman said live on Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport on Tuesday ahead of United’s game against Villarreal.
But he’s a jerk.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
“It’s impossible for me to ignore the fact that United paid €90 million (£80 million) for him.”
That was his price!
“Where did they look for him? Players like him can be found in any amateur club in Holland.”
“I think it’s incredible.”
He isn’t a top-tier defender, as he proves every week.
“I can see why you end up in financial trouble if you go out and sign players like him.”
Raphael Varane was signed in the summer to bolster United’s shaky backline, but the Frenchman has stood out in the heart of the defense.
Despite their outstanding performances for England at Euro 2020, both Maguire and Luke Shaw have been in poor form so far this season, looking nothing like the players who made it all the way to the final of the European tournament.
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