Harry Maguire apologizes to Manchester United fans for their humiliating loss to Liverpool and the defender acknowledges that “we are working hard as we can, but it is not good enough.”
- Manchester United was humiliated 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford
- Club captain Harry Maguire apologized to United fans
- He admits they ‘weren’t good enough’ but asked everyone to stick together
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire apologized to his supporters after their humiliating 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota were followed by a hat-trick from fit Mohamed Salah to cap off a miserable night for the Red Devils.
Maguire admitted that his team “was not good enough” and that he will evaluate his own performance, but asked everyone to stick together.
Harry Maguire has come out to apologize to the United fans after his humiliating defeat
Maguire admitted that his team was not good enough and asked everyone to stick together.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Maguire said: First and foremost, apologies to the fans. He’s not good enough at this club. We are all disappointed. We talk in the locker room, I’m here because I have to be here.
‘The only real thing is that we have to apologize to the fans. They stayed with us, singing and chanting at 5-0, but for us as a club we have to do better. ‘
Reflecting on the game, Maguire said: ‘I think it was too open. I am not here to analyze the game. We are very disappointed, we gave them too many opportunities, they were really clinical. Defensively, and I’m a defender first and foremost, conceding four at home at Old Trafford isn’t good enough.
‘As a player, I know myself, I will look at myself as an individual and the performance of the team, I am the captain and I lead the guys. We have to unite and stick together.
Maguire and his teammates could not stop Mohamed Salah, who achieved a hat-trick
‘We have to look at ourselves and look in the mirror and think, what can you do better? It is not about looking elsewhere and blaming others.
‘Losing to Liverpool, losing in any football match, it hurts this club. It doesn’t matter who you play. Liverpool are our roads and the way we lost the game, being 4-0 down in front of their own fans is not good enough.
“We were in the game 2-0, the third goal was poor and we cannot concede that third goal and when you are down 4-0 it is done. We cannot concede immediately after the break. We were too open and they caught us and the red card makes the game in terms that we can’t go on. ”
After initially getting a yellow, Paul Pogba was sent off for a two-foot lunge on Naby Keita.
Maguire reiterated that the performance was’ not good enough ‘:’ The term I would use is not good enough. I watch them every day in training, they are doing everything they can, but at the moment it is not good enough.
That’s the only way I can say it. I want to apologize to the fans and we want to make sure we stick together. ‘
The result leaves Ole Gunnar’s team seventh in the Premier League standings after nine games and they will face Spurs next weekend.