Neville thinks differently… ‘Worst Mistake’ Maguire Defense

Gary Neville defended Harry Maguire.

Manchester United was defeated 0-3 by Sevilla in the second leg of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) quarterfinals held at Ramon Sanchez Pisjuan in Seville, Spain at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 21st. . As a result, Manchester United were pushed 2-5 on the aggregate score and failed to advance to the semifinals.

Two of the three goals Manchester United allowed on the day came from mistakes. In the case of the first run, which gave the atmosphere at the beginning of the game to Sevilla, it started with Maguire taking the ball from a dangerous position. In the 8th minute of the first half, three Sevilla players put pressure on Maguire, who received David de Gea’s pass, and Maguire, who was not good at releasing the pressure, consecrated the ball.

Eric Lamela took the ball and it went to Youssef en Nesiri. En Nesiri drove the ball forward and shook United’s net with a calm finish. It was Manchester United’s first goal that came out in the early hours.

After the mistake, United handed over control of the match to Sevilla. Man United, who had been swayed throughout the game, eventually conceded a goal from a corner kick early in the second half and a total of two more goals at the end of the game due to an error by De Gea. United suffered a crushing defeat in terms of performance, but two missteps made this loss even more bitter.

The arrows of criticism were directed at Maguire and De Gea. It was natural. However, in the midst of this, someone defending Maguire came out. It was Neville. The British ‘Sports Bible’ highlighted Neville’s post on social media, saying, “Neville defended Maguire, who accidentally dedicated the opening goal to Sevilla.”

“Maguire will be pointed out for his mistakes, but I don’t like De Gea’s passing,” wrote Neville. It was an article pointing out Hea’s choice to pass the ball to Maguire in a dangerous position before Maguire was robbed of the ball.스포츠토토

Looking at the game scene, De Gea passed to Maguire in front of him instead of kicking it away. It is true that there were several opponents around Maguire, and given Maguire’s weakness, he could have made other choices, such as kicking the ball away. Neville seems to have pointed this out as well.

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