Harry Maguire has been urged to ‘strike again’ at Manchester United team-mate Andre Onana by Jamie Carragher. Onana was seen screaming at Maguire throughout a pre-season pleasant in opposition to Borussia Dortmund, with Carragher labelling the goalkeeper ‘disgraceful’ following their on-pitch argument, and the Liverpool hero has laid down a problem for the United defender to face up for himself.
Maguire has been the topic of taunts from rival followers and even sections of his personal supporters over the past couple of years. The defender’s kind has dipped, seeing him drop to Erik ten Hag’s fourth-choice centre-back at Previous Trafford.
He reached a brand new low after coming off the bench to attain an personal aim in England’s 3-1 win over Scotland on Tuesday. It prompted Gareth Southgate and a number of other of Maguire’s Three Lions team-mates to leap to his defence.
However Carragher was fuming with one other of Maguire’s colleagues at Previous Trafford. Again in July, United shot-stopper Onana was seen screaming at Maguire after a mistake in pre-season, prompting the 30-year-old to be mocked on social media.
Liverpool legend Carragher felt Onana was merely taking part in to Maguire’s critics to enhance his personal status at United and challenged the England star to ‘strike again’.
“Manchester United followers jeered Maguire throughout pre-season video games in 2022 and 2023,” Carragher wrote within the Daily Telegraph. “One of the vital distasteful incidents of all occurred throughout the pleasant with Borussia Dortmund in July, when new signing Andre Onana began yelling at Maguire, for my part disgracefully taking part in to the gallery to endear himself to United followers.
Carragher added: “Clearly, I’d not condone Maguire doing the identical to anybody exhibiting disrespect, however he may do with some extra fireplace in his stomach – to get livid and begin to strike again. He doesn’t strike me as such a personality. That’s the reason he has turn into straightforward prey.”
England boss Southgate provided a robust defence of Maguire after England’s win over Scotland, labelling criticism a ‘joke’ and claiming he’s ‘furious’.
He stated: “He (Maguire) has simply come out and spoken to the media, which I believe exhibits the resilience and the character of him. We’re now in a scenario the place, due to folks in our personal nation, the opposition assume they will have enjoyable with him. What’s that about?
“He is been an unbelievable participant for England in one of the crucial profitable groups we have had – crucial for what we have been doing. We enable him to be open to that? It is a joke, an absolute joke. It makes me furious.
“Fortunately he is acquired the assist of the dressing room and the folks behind him. I believed the England followers within the stadium tonight have been completely sensible. I’ve no downside with the Scotland followers – they’re having enjoyable. However what stirs that up is folks in our personal nation. Different gamers will assume: ‘Is that what awaits us?’”