Footage has emerged exhibiting Harry Maguire by accident clashing heads with Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s defeat by Atletico Madrid.
The duo endured an evening to neglect as United’s final probability of claiming silverware vanished with a 1-0 defeat at Outdated Trafford and 2-1 mixture loss towards the Spanish champions within the final 16 of the Champions League.
Maguire struggled but once more with one other poor defensive efficiency and was paradoxically cheered off by among the house followers when he was changed by Juan Mata with six minutes remaining.
Harry Maguire by accident clashed heads with Cristiano Ronaldo in Man United’s defeat
The duo had gone into the field to try to rating from a harmful set piece scenario for them
Maguire appeared to hit himself within the face with Atletico defender Reinildo Mandava’s hand
However his most clumsy second got here when he appeared to by accident smacked his head into his personal team-mate’s when United have been trying to rating from a set piece in a harmful space within the 66th minute.
Maguire – a menace from set items – tried to carry off a few Atletico Madrid gamers so as to create room for both himself or his Portuguese team-mate Ronaldo to try to take a look at goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
However the England defender solely succeeded in leaving the 37-year-old in some discomfort, transferring his head again after which colliding with Ronaldo, who held his enamel in ache shortly afterwards.
Nevertheless, the comedic aspect of that passage of play then appeared to go to a brand new stage when Maguire appeared to hit himself within the face with Atletico defender Reinildo Mandava’s hand.
Ronaldo was once more seen holding his mouth in some discomfort with the ball out of play
The England defender’s actions left the 37-year-old Portuguese holding his enamel in ache
Ronaldo did attempt to use his aerial prowess to go the ball very shortly after struggling that blow to the face, however was then once more seen clutching his mouth in some discomfort with the ball out of play.
Followers on social media additionally poked enjoyable of Maguire for the weird incident in a matter of seconds, with one posting: ‘The headbutt is nice however the truth Maguire slaps himself is even higher.’
One other in the meantime added: ‘Neatest thing Maguire did all night time was headbutt Ronaldo…lol.’
Different United followers nonetheless believed in prevented their facet from equalising following Renan Lodi’s first-half header, commenting: ‘In all probability may have scored from that free kick if Maguire didn’t headbutt Ronaldo within the head.’
Different United followers believed it was typical of their topsy-turvy season, with one other including: ‘That second the place Maguire headbutt him by accident and delayed his run and stopped him from heading in on the again put up simply sums us up.’
Nevertheless, others may solely see the humorous facet, with one stating: ‘Solely Maguire would headbutt Ronaldo earlier than he went for a header. The bloopers from this season gonna be our biggest ever.’
Nevertheless followers considered it, it was one other night time on which Maguire and United did not encourage as their closing probability of ending their trophy drought going again to 2017 slipped via their grasp.
The defender was paradoxically cheered off for Juan Mata (proper) within the 84th minute of the defeat
And ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes time is ticking for Maguire to maintain his place at Outdated Trafford.
‘The Manchester United captain who value £80million was taken off within the sport,’ Carragher informed CBS Sports.
‘He’s going via the worst second in his profession proper now. All of us have that second, I can image it now after I was enjoying.
‘It felt like it doesn’t matter what I did in a sport, how effectively I ready for it, how effectively I performed in it. The one factor I did fallacious and the ball ended up behind my internet. And I all the time keep in mind when that was and that interval of my profession.
‘That is one thing that Harry Maguire goes via proper now and he has to get out of it in a short time in any other case he received’t be on the membership as a result of the requirements at Manchester United are so excessive.
Maguire struggled but once more in defence as United’s closing probability of silverware this season slipped away
‘After all he needs to [get out of it] however his head shall be in every single place, he’s getting criticism left, proper and centre.
‘He’ll be criticised once more – I believe the group really cheered when he went off. Which isn’t a pleasant factor for anybody.
‘I’ve all the time been a fan of Harry Maguire. He will get criticised as a result of he value £80m. Virgil van Dijk value £75m and is one of the best defender on the planet.
‘Harry Maguire isn’t that however he doesn’t set the value. He had a terrific summer season with England on the Euros however this season has been a catastrophe and he nearly simply must get to the tip of the season and simply neglect about soccer and get away.
‘He’s having a extremely powerful time. And each choice he makes, he’s in all probability overthinking it.’
Jamie Carragher sympathised with Maguire however insisted he should enhance to keep up his place
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