Harry Maguire appears on the television grid ahead of Manchester United’s decisive clash with Tottenham
EXCLUSIVE: Harry Maguire introduces himself for a televised barbecue ahead of Manchester United’s decisive clash with Tottenham as the Red Devils captain leads the fight amid the club’s crisis week of hell.
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Harry Maguire will lead the Manchester United players’ public fight on Saturday after the club’s ailing club’s week of hell.
The United captain is scheduled to be questioned by broadcasters ahead of the decisive match in Tottenham, the club’s first outing since Sunday’s humiliating 5-0 home loss to Liverpool.
Pre-match tasks are generally shared between the team, but this weekend Maguire is putting himself in the line of fire to face uncomfortable questions about the state of the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Harry Maguire has proposed for television roles ahead of United’s game against Spurs
The United manager is in danger of losing his job after a disappointing start to the season and will speak at his pre-game briefing on Friday.
There has been some concern within broadcasting circles as to who would face the cameras given the manner of the loss to Liverpool, but Captain Maguire is slated to intervene.
The England defender was criticized on social media for his television interview after the defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s team in which he said: ‘I’m only here because I have to be’. The comments seemed to suggest that he did not want to conduct the interview. But it is understood that Maguire was trying to convey that it was his duty to address the fans.
United have endured a week from hell after beating Liverpool 5-0 last Sunday.
Maguire will speak to the media before the start of the game against Tottenham in North London this week.
Sources have indicated that Maguire volunteered for the post-match interview and searched for the cameras himself.
There is a sense that Maguire may still be suffering from the effects of a recent calf injury, with performances questioned, although there is a reluctance to admit it publicly.
Last night the boss told the club’s website: ‘Obviously it has been a difficult week, you cannot put these things aside.
“Losing the way we did was very disappointing.”
Additional information: Simon Jones