Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire has come out to say that the club will need to look inward and take the blame for Tuesday’s shocking Champions League elimination.
He recently revealed that MUFC must take responsibility for their failings throughout the evening and the group stage as a whole.
According to him, the Red Devils started very slow vs RB Leipzig, failed to clear tha ball in the box and the general performance was just not good enough for United to progress to the next round.
He added that it was a really tough group, but the players always felt qualification was possible as that is MUFC standard.
His words, “We started the game too slow. It wasn’t good enough. The first 20 minutes we weren’t at it. They put two balls in the box and we failed to deal with them,”
“We have to look at ourselves, we gave ourselves too much to do. You’ve seen how close we came at the end but we started too slow and we can’t keep falling behind.
“We said on Saturday at half-time, 2-0 down, the next goal is crucial and we said it again tonight. They made it 3-0 and the task becomes even bigger. The third goal proved to be the crucial one but even three down we came close at the end.”
“I don’t want to look at excuses. We have to go out and be aggressive, win balls. That’s the basics. If you can’t defend crosses you’re going to lose games. I don’t want to look at shape – it’s not an excuse.
“It’s a tough group but we felt we should get through. That’s the standards of this club. I’m gutted for everyone, we worked so hard to reach this competition. No matter what group we got it would be tough. We have to do more.”
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