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Maguire details “big discussions” with Man Utd teammates after Liverpool defeat

The Manchester United captain has urged his teammates to come together in the wake of one of the worst defeats in the club’s history last weekend – a 5-0 humbling at home to rivals Liverpool

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Club captain Harry Maguire has called for Manchester United ‘s stars to come together in an attempt to turn the tide and end their recent run of dismal form.

Last Sunday’s 5-0 home humiliation at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool was a new low in a particularly bleak chapter of United’s recent history.

The result has also led to mounting pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is still hanging on to his role as Man Utd manager despite the disastrous defeat and poor start to the season.

Having been sufficiently backed with finances in the summer – recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, Solskjaer’s side have underwhelmed so far this term.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure in his role as Manchester United manager
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Languishing as low as seventh, the Red Devils find themselves eight points adrift of league leaders Chelsea leading many to write off United’s hopes of a title tilt this season.

Things are not expected to get any easier for the man in the Old Trafford hot-seat anytime soon, given United make the trip to Tottenham Hotspur, before another away game at Atalanta in the Champions League is followed by the small matter of a Manchester derby.

The dire display against Liverpool was hardly the ideal preparation for such a crucial run-in, especially as reports emerge that some senior figures within the squad have started to question Solskjaer’s tactical prowess of the back of the result.









A number of United’s stars have come out and discussed Sunday’s game, with Maguire claiming it has been impossible to simply “brush aside” the defeat, though issued a rally cry after “big discussions” this week within the club.

“It’s been a tough week obviously, you can’t just brush these things aside, especially when you lose to your rivals.

“To lose in the manner that we did was so disappointing,” said the United skipper.

“We’ve obviously had big discussions, we’ve analysed the game and the goals and looked at how we can do better and improve.

“That’s the most important thing now, we need to come together as a group and a club.”



Harry Maguire endured a miserable afternoon against Liverpool last Sunday
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Maguire then turned his attention to Saturday night’s contest at Spurs, a ground United had joy at last term.

“We know our fans will be with us and come Saturday at Tottenham, like I said.

“They will be there in their numbers and I’m sure they’ll be singing and chanting and be right with us and getting behind us.”

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While the bulk of the criticism has been sent Solskjaer’s way – Maguire has also had plenty of response to what was one of his worst afternoon’s in a United shirt.

“We know as a group of players we need to make sure we’re together and we’re positive. It’s a tough one to move on from but we need to move on,” Maguire added.

The former Leicester City man has struggled to recreate his England form since returning to his club this season – but will need to be at his best to turn the tide at Old Trafford.


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