HARRY MAGUIRE begged to be "let off" after being left red-faced in his first game as Manchester United captain - after he forgot about the coin toss. The £85million defender, 26, completely forgot about his duties as he jogged off to take his position with his team-mates ahead of the Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade. Last time I did this you did the coin toss in the centre circle 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️ It’s been a long time. #LetMeOff 😂 #MUFC https://t.co/dvhPIoktMm— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 24, 2019 The referee desperately shouted after him to call him back, as Maguire sheepishly returned to shake the hands of the match officials. Ref Xavier Estrada Fernandez could be heard shouting, "Maguire! Harry!", after the Man Utd skipper, as Partizan's captain Vladimir Stojkovic waited patiently. It was a rookie mistake from a player who was recently described as "only as good as a … [Read more...] about Harry Maguire begs to be let off after being left red-faced in first game as Man Utd captain as he forgets coin toss
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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has talked up Harry Maguire being Manchester United's captain all season, but the England star failed his audition here. The former Leicester City defender was given the armband for the 1-0 win against Partizan Belgrade but never recovered from forgetting the pre-game coin toss. Here, Joe Brophy delivers his player ratings. Sergio Romero - 6/10 Early rush of blood to the head but Argentine recovered to pull off some decent saves. The pick of the bunch was an effort from Seydouba Soumah who should have scored.Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 5 Careless at times and still needs work on his crossing. Flustered by the hostile atmosphere and seemed hesitant in the final third. Harry Maguire - 5Poor night for the skipper as he was run ragged by Umar Sadiq and forced into conceding sloppy fouls. Embarrassed by Soumah who should have scored after putting him on his backside. Phil Jones - 6 A couple of vital interceptions and stood strong against a threatening Partizan attack. But … [Read more...] about Man Utd player ratings: Maguire struggles under weight of captaincy but Williams proves immense potential
PREMIER LEAGUE legends Paul Ince and Martin Keown named Harry Maguire as the only Manchester United player in their combined XI with Liverpool. Both Ince and Keown named Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson in their back four with the world’s most expensive defender Maguire representing United. Midfield trio Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum were all selected with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane the forward three. Maguire coming in as the sole United pick is an improvement from Danny Mills combined XI - which was made up of only Liverpool stars. But Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp dismissed the ex-Man City defender’s decision to leave out any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling players. The German insisted Mills’ pick was a “joke” with the fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday a potential “banana skin”.He said: "Ignoring this game is so easy. Not the game against United, [but] the game you … [Read more...] about Maguire only Man Utd player picked by Ince and Keown in combined Liverpool XI as Solskjaer slump laid bare
When David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released on 8 January, a great deal of energy was expended trying to unpick the lyrics. As on its predecessor, 2013’s The Next Day, or any number of classic Bowie albums from Hunky Dory to Station to Station, they were frequently dense and allusive: much attention was focused on the title track, which one of Blackstar’s backing musicians, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, claimed was about the rise of Isis, a suggestion Bowie’s spokesperson subsequently denied. Now, with the knowledge that Bowie was terminally ill during its making, the most striking thing about the album is how elegiac it frequently sounds. “If I never see the English evergreens I’m running to, it’s nothing to me,” he sang on Dollar Days. “Saying no, but meaning yes, this is all I ever meant, that’s the message that I sent,” ran the closing I Can’t Give Everything Away. Most arresting of all is Lazarus: … [Read more...] about David Bowie: the man who thrilled the world
Manchester United vs Chelsea, Premier League: live score updates "There is a line you know not to cross with Jose. You can have a normal conversation with him about what was on the television last night or what match you watched. But there is that line. And when you even think about crossing it, you get nervous.” John Terry’s account of Chelsea’s first season under Jose Mourinho in 2004-5 is notable for the sense of novelty around the new man in English football, the man who replaced the patriarchal gaffer figure once and for all. There is the story about Mourinho abandoning Claudio Ranieri’s punishing pre-season fitness regime for ball work at all times. There is another about his meeting... … [Read more...] about Has Jose Mourinho got the power at Man Utd to show Paul Pogba who’s boss?