Supporters of Manchester United have taken to social media in numbers on Thursday evening, to take aim at a key member of the club’s playing squad.
CR7 amongst the goals
Ralf Rangnick’s men are, of course, currently locked in action at Old Trafford.
In the final Premier League fixture of the year, the Red Devils have welcomed relegation-battling Burnley to the Theatre of Dreams, eyeing a swift return to winning ways.
And, as things stand early in the 2nd-half of action on Thursday, this is precisely what United are headed towards.
An improved opening 45-minute display saw the hosts race out to a 3-goal advantage with time to spare before the interval, owing to strikes from Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo, either side of Ben Mee’s unfortunate own goal.
Scott McTominay smashes one in from the edge of the box! 💥
Ronaldo’s loose touch fell perfectly for the midfielder to give Manchester United the lead 🔴 pic.twitter.com/umjWOZKL51
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) December 30, 2021
Aaron Lennon did manage to pull one back for Burnley with 38 minutes on the clock, but United, nevertheless, look well on their way to all three points.
As alluded to above, however, despite their side’s advantage as things stand at Old Trafford, many of a Red Devils persuasion have nevertheless been quick to make their frustrations with one member of Ralf Rangnick’s setup crystal clear amid this evening’s action.
The player in question? Harry Maguire.
Captain Maguire enjoyed a less-than-ideal opening 45 minutes versus Burnley, regularly bullied amid his efforts to out-muscle the physical Chris Wood, and not exactly covering himself in glory en route to Aaron Lennon’s goal.
In turn, as so often proves the case, the United faithful have not been at all shy in making clear their collective opinion that the English international is simply not good enough, with just some of the social media highlights showcased below:
— Ibrah Mal (@ibrahimmalcolm) December 30, 2021
Maguire doesn’t deserve the arm band, give it back to De Gea #GGMU
— Tinotenda Jenda (@tino4jenda) December 30, 2021
How can people still defend Maguire man… That guy is a middletable player at best. The only time he looked decent was in a back 5 for England against piss poor and average teams… I can’t believe that bozo is the captain of Mancheste United ffs
— PE teacher at the wheel! (@zecojjj) December 30, 2021
Maguire is a clown
— Adams (@itweet_mufc) December 30, 2021
Luke Shaw took back his LB spot. McTominay having a good game.
Maguire is still a bozo.
— Baby Jesus 🦆 (@Mikhel_MUFC) December 30, 2021
Need a new CB to replace Maguire
— Naz (@naz18) December 30, 2021
Ole experimented three centre backs alongside Harry Maguire since 2019, I think it’s high time Ralf switches it up and picks the best partner for Varane and the most likely candidate for me is Victor Lindelof.
— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) December 30, 2021
Maguire making Lennon look like prime Rui Costa
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) December 30, 2021
What honestly needs to happen for Maguire to be dropped? I’m beginning to think it will take something sinister at this point
— Lofton (@Thabanq_) December 30, 2021
~ Hary Maguire is a waste of transfer funds.
Man’s always confused.
— ζουν (@Hifetov) December 30, 2021
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