Man United fans give Harry Maguire a warm reception by singing his name in Leicester clash as they show overwhelming support for their captain after he was BOOED by England fans at Wembley
- Harry Maguire was booed by some fans when playing for England on Tuesday
- His performances have been criticised on a number of occasions this season
- However, Man United fans showed their support for him at Old Trafford
Manchester United fans sang Harry Maguire’s name in a show of support for their under-pressure captain ahead of the team’s game against Leicester on Saturday after a difficult week for the defender.
Maguire was booed by a section of supporters prior to England’s clash with Ivory Coast on Tuesday at Wembley.
He went on to help Gareth Southgate’s side keep a clean sheet as they eased to a 3-0 victory, and he was backed by Ralf Rangnick and Wayne Rooney after the incident.
Harry Maguire was booed by England fans while on international duty at Wembley on Tuesday
He received a much warmer reception from Man United fans at Old Trafford on Saturday
Gary Neville stated before kick-off at Old Trafford that he expected United’s fans to get behind the 29-year-old.
‘It could be a good thing for Harry that he was booed by England fans because that ordinarily galvanises Manchester United fans into responding and sticking up for their player,’ he told Sky Sports.
There were some jeers when Maguire’s name was announced in the lead-up to the game, although these may have come from Leicester fans, given that he previously played for the Foxes between 2017 and 2019.
However, those murmurs of discontent were drowned out by the majority of the crowd, as Neville predicted.
Maguire clapped fans to show his appreciation after being backed by the majority of the crowd
Maguire has endured a below-par campaign at United this term after thriving at the European Championships for England last year.
Neville admitted that the centre-back has struggled, and thinks he will be looking forward to a break over the summer.
‘He’s not had a good season, and I think he needs the season to end. Sometimes it happens like that where a player has just got nine games to go now and he’s just to try and get through it.
‘He’ll look back on this time in many years to come as being one of his great learning experiences but it will be tough for him at this moment in time,’ he added.