Manchester United keep rare clean sheet
There was cause for celebration in the red half of Manchester, as Michael Carrick’s side kept a rare clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Villareal.
They were indebted heavily to their goalkeeper, David De Gea, who pulled off a string of impressive saves in the first half to keep the score at 0-0.
Simply. The. Best. 😎 https://t.co/OtsMjJlmBr
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 23, 2021
Then, inevitably, Cristiano Ronaldo struck. As Villareal pushed for an equaliser, Jadon Sancho capped a beautiful Manchester United move with his first goal since joining in the summer.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 24, 2021
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 25, 2021
However, not all were impressed, as the Red Devils went on to book their place in the last 16 of the competition with the victory.
Van de Vaart blasts Maguire
One man who has come under increasing criticism this season has been the Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.
The Englishman scored twice on International duty, but has struggled for form at club level, and was sent off in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final game, meaning he misses the fixture against Chelsea on Sunday.
“That’s embarrassing, he’s been a disgrace the last few months for Man Utd.”
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 12, 2021
Now, former Tottenham and Holland midfielder Raphael Van De Vaart has stuck the boot in. The midfielder said:
“I talk about Harry Maguire so much, so I try to avoid him. But he is really s**t. I have said this so often. I can’t get away from the fact #mufc have paid €90m for him. That’s how much he cost!”
Rafael van der Vaart: “I talk about Harry Maguire so much, so I try to avoid him. But he is really s**t. I have said this so often. I can’t get away from the fact #mufc have paid €90m for him. That’s how much he cost!” #mulive [@ZiggoSport]
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 25, 2021
Captaining Manchester United and a regular in the England team, it is safe to say that Van de Vaart’s criticism is harsh. But will Maguire be able to replicate his England form at club level this season?