In a week when Manchester United have gone on and drawn with two newly promoted sides and lost to a team from Kazakhstan, defender Harry Maguire has made a near-insane claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are ‘improving’.
The Red Devils struggled to create any impact as Aston Villa literally dominated proceedings at Old Trafford in the first half, more so like what Sheffield United had done the weekend before.
After taking the lead through Victor Lindelof’s goal in the second half, Villa’s Tyrone Mings, volleyed past David de Gea with no United defenders in sight.
This draw left United in 9th place on the Premier League table, equal on points with Crystal Palace and Burnley, who are behind the Red Devils just on goal difference.
Recent results have piled up immense pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and while reports are claiming that the Norwegian retains the full support of the Manchester United board, Maguire has also backed his manager by claiming that his team is improving.
As reported by Metro, speaking after the game, Maguire said, “As a team we are improving but we want to improve a lot more. To not win games at home is disappointing. We huffed and puffed but we need to do better and Wednesday [at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur] gives us a great opportunity to put that right.”
Revealing what went wrong in the game, Maguire concluded, “We were poor after their first goal. It knocked us and we were edgy and nervous. To concede straight away after going in front its disappointing. We dominated for large parts of the second half.”