Manchester United captain Harry Maguire fires back at Roy Keane’s criticism
Harry Maguire has responded to Roy Keane’s criticism of Manchester United following the team’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
The 49-year-old had said that the current Red Devils squad lacks leadership, but Maguire emphatically claimed that the team has plenty of leaders.
Manchester United, winless in six league home games, are enduring their worst stretch of home form
in the top-flight since February 1990.
Speaking on Sky Sports following Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford. Keane laid into
the squad and claimed that he doesn’t see any leaders on show among the current crop of players.
“I’m just not convinced with these players. We often talk about characters with Manchester United –
I just don’t see enough of them. These are high-profile players. We give them a big build-up before the match.
I tend to judge players by their actions and the actions I see from this team are nowhere near good enough.
You roll your sleeves up at Manchester United. When things aren’t going your way that’s when you look at your
leaders, your characters – and I don’t see any leaders out there, right through the whole team.
It’s a real, real worry for United now.”
Being the captain, Maguire may have been an indirect target of Keane’s post-match comments and has now
responded. saying I haven’t seen his comments but we don’t bring the negativity into the place, we stay positive and I can for sure say that there’s a lot of leaders in this squad, staff, and players.”