- Manchester United supporters on social media believe you ‘can’t even blame Maguire’ for the second own goal.
- Own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Maguire resulted to a draw with Sevilla in the Europa League match played on Thursday.
Manchester United supporters were left in disbelief after Harry Maguire unfortunate own goal in the 93rd minute of their Europa League clash with Sevilla. The England defender was left helpless as he was hit in the side of the head by Yousef En-Nesyri’s header, diverting the ball in the wrong direction and past David De Gea into the United net.
Erik ten Hag’s held a two-goal advantage for the majority of the game after Marcel Sabitzer scored two goals within seven minutes with 21 minutes on the clock. However, an own goal from Tyrell Malacia after 84 minutes halved the deficit before Maguire turned in a second to draw the scores level on the night.
Not Maguire’s Fault
Many supporters on social media believe you ‘can’t even blame Maguire’ for the second own goal as he had little time to react to the ball that was about to hit him.
Some fans believe that the former Leicester City center-back was ‘unlucky’. They believe the late equalizer was ‘not his fault.’
One fan added: ‘Maguire is the unluckiest footballer on Earth. It always has to be him.’
Another wrote: ‘Can’t even blame Maguire for that it’s just unfortunate and a shame it had to be him.’
A third fan claimed: ‘I think Maguire is cursed cuz that own goal is out of his control.’
Sports Pundit Analysis
During the post-match analysis Owen Hargreaves told viewers that En-Nesyri’s initial effort ‘was going so far wide.’
The former United and Bayern Munich midfielder was in agreement with the majority of supporters who believe that Maguire was not at fault for the late own goal.
The second own goal is so difficult for Harry, this could go anywhere and ends up in the back of the net. It was going so far wide it is absolute unbelievable. There is a nothing Harry can do. It is so unlucky for Harry.’Hargreaves