Jamie Carragher claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo also had an influence on Harry Maguire’s position.
Maguire is a player who has engraved his name in the history of world defenders. After standing out at Leicester City, he moved to Manchester United in 2019, and the amount of 87 million euros (approximately 123.1 billion won) generated at that time was the highest transfer fee for a defender of all time.
Maguire came to Manchester United with high expectations. He gained ground that quickly. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him the ‘captaincy’ after six months and made him play full-time as a starter in all league games in the first year of his transfer.
But his performance was poor. Despite his height, he often gave up space behind him in every game due to his poor air quality and slow speed, and he also gave up dangerous fouls on several occasions due to the use of his hands when defending. He also blamed his teammates after conceding a goal, showing a side he should not show as a captain.
In the end, his criticism intensified, and he fell behind last season. Maguire, who was pushed out by Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, was unable to become a starting player until the end of the season. They had some opportunities when the two players were injured, but that was it. He was subject to sale this summer and was even recently stripped of his captaincy.
Intensifying criticism towards Maguire. And the position continues to fall. Carragher spoke about this. According to British media ‘Talk Sports’, he said: “Manchester United fans taunted Maguire during pre-season games in 2022 and 2023. One of the most unpleasant incidents occurred against Dortmund last July, when Andre Ona, who was a ‘new student’ at the time, I was screaming at Maguire. I couldn’t believe it. I could see what was going wrong. Maguire was Manchester United’s captain at the time. He should have been angry. Onana should have shown him respect in the box. But he “He seemed to lack confidence. His authority was broken.”바카라사이트
He added, “It is similar to what happened after Ronaldo returned to Manchester United. At that time, there were reports that a dispute broke out between Ronaldo and Maguire in the Manchester United dressing room. At that time, criticism towards Maguire began to creep in.” .
According to Carragher, criticism of Maguire gained momentum after reports of a feud with Ronaldo were reported. Of course, Maguire at the time publicly denied the discord rumors. He said on his social media, “I have seen many untrue reports surrounding us. We are united and focused.” But Carragher believed that, whether true or not, the incident had intensified the pressure from fans on Maguire.
He defended Maguire until the end. Carragher said: “Until Maguire’s career gets back on track, he should not be called up to the England squad. It is impossible for the situation to continue at the moment, personally and career-wise. I was watching the England v Scotland game and it was painful to watch. . After the game, my first thought was that I hope Maguire is okay. He is being ridiculed more than ever. No player at the top level has gone through such a difficult time. I love Maguire. “I love it. I always have. The amount of pain he is going through is too great. He is being ignored.”