Man Utd captain Maguire: We’ve got to have a look at ourselves after Champions League failure
The Pink Devils defender says the staff should take the blame after falling quick on Tuesday
Harry Maguire says that Manchester United might want to look inward and take the blame for Tuesday’s surprising Champions League elimination.
Needing only a level to seal their spot within the knockout rounds, Man Utd have been knocked out of the competitors because of a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig.
The sport began off on a bitter observe with Manchester United conceding a aim to Angelino inside two minutes.
Making issues worse was a end from Amadou Haidara 11 minutes later, whereas a second-half aim from Justin Kluivert seemingly sealed Man Utd’s destiny.
The Pink Devils fought again to attain two late targets through Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, however it wasn’t sufficient to beat their dismal begin as Manchester United slumped to 3rd place and a spot within the Europa League final 32.
And Maguire, who was no less than partially guilty for Leipzig’s third aim, says Manchester United should take duty for his or her failings all through the night and the group stage as a complete.
“We began the sport too sluggish. It wasn’t ok. The primary 20 minutes we weren’t at it. They put two balls within the field and we didn’t cope with them,” he advised BT Sport.
“We’ve got to have a look at ourselves, we gave ourselves an excessive amount of to do. You have seen how shut we got here on the finish however we began too sluggish and we won’t preserve falling behind.
“We stated on Saturday at half-time, 2-0 down, the subsequent aim is essential and we stated it once more tonight. They made it 3-0 and the duty turns into even greater. The third aim proved to be the essential one however even three down we got here shut on the finish.
“I do not need to have a look at excuses. We’ve got to exit and be aggressive, win balls. That is the fundamentals. If you cannot defend crosses you are going to lose video games. I do not need to have a look at form – it isn’t an excuse.
“It is a powerful group however we felt we must always get by means of. That is the requirements of this membership. I am gutted for everybody, we labored so laborious to succeed in this competitors. It doesn’t matter what group we bought it will be powerful. We’ve got to do extra.”
Manchester United could have little time to relaxation as Maguire and the Pink Devils should now sit up for a Manchester derby this weekend.
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