‘I wouldn’t be playing every game if I’d be bad!’ – Man Utd star Harry Maguire defends performances this season

MANCHESTER UNITED captain Harry Maguire has defended himself after a string of below-par outings this marketing campaign.

The 29-year-old defender has come beneath hearth for his performances this season, and was even booed by fans while on England duty final month.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire has insisted he would have been dropped if his performances ranges have been that badGetty

“I wouldn’t be playing every game for Manchester United in the starting eleven if I’d been playing bad every game. There’s a reason why both managers have put me in the starting eleven every game.”

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And Maguire admitted to Sky Sports: “This season I’ve had some bad games.”

Nonetheless the centre-back insisted he has retained his place within the beginning facet on benefit.

Maguire claimed a extreme drop in kind for Manchester United would have seen him dropped to the bench.

He added: “However I wouldn’t be taking part in each recreation for Manchester United within the beginning eleven if I’d been taking part in dangerous each recreation or not taking part in effectively sufficient.

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“There’s a motive why each managers have put me within the beginning 11 each recreation, for what I deliver to the workforce [and] what I deliver to the beginning eleven.

“But I do also understand that I’m the captain of this club, I cost a lot of money, and when things aren’t going well and we’re conceding too many goals I’m going to get criticised.”

The Pink Devils head into tonight’s mouthwatering clash against Liverpool fifth within the Premier League desk – three factors off Tottenham in fourth.

Talking on the season as a complete, Maguire instructed: “It’s not been adequate.

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“There’s been far too many games where we haven’t performed well enough, and we’re where we are in the league because we deserve to be there.”

Maguire didn’t shy from criticising himself, however instructed the workforce as a complete has additionally been at fault for the a lot too frequent poor showings on the pitch.

He mentioned: “I take a look at myself individually however I feel it’s extra of a collective.

“Individuals, of course we have good players at this club, but good players don’t make a good team. And I think this season’s proved that.”

The England defender claimed this marketing campaign has been the hardest of his profession so far, however securing a Champions League berth can be a motive for “pride”.

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He concluded: “We’ve had a tricky season. However I feel if we end fourth I feel it simply provides us that little little bit of delight.

“And for me the most important thing is getting the pride back in performances that gives us every opportunity to win games.”

MANCHESTER UNITED captain Harry Maguire has defended himself after a string of below-par outings this marketing campaign. The 29-year-old defender has come beneath hearth for his performances this season, and was even booed by followers whereas on England obligation final month. And Maguire admitted to Sky Sports activities: “This season I’ve had some bad games.” Nonetheless theRead MorePremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar

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