Harry Maguire made to look like a Sunday league player during Partizan Belgrade 0-1 Man United


Harry Maguire will never forget the day that he captained Manchester United.

Okay, so it would have been more enjoyable to wear the armband during Sir Alex Ferguson’s successful era, where Man United actually played good football and competed for major trophies.

But the Red Devils remain one of the biggest clubs in the world and wearing the armband, as Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney all once did, remains a great achievement for any player.

Maguire acknowledged as much at full-time, writing on Twitter: “A honour to lead the boys out tonight.”

And he has a 100% success rate after United defeated Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia.

It wasn’t pretty, though. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed just one shot on target and that came from Anthony Martial’s match-winning penalty.

And Maguire himself had a moment to forget during the encounter.

It came in the second half, with the £80 million man being made to look pure Sunday League by Partizan's Seydouba Soumah.

Look away now, Harry.

Ouch. Look, he was actually doing press-ups.

The incident comes just days after Maguire was heavily criticised by former Tottenham Hotspur player Rafael van der Vaart during Man United's draw against Liverpool.

"He can do something, but if he is worth so much money, Virgil van Dijk is worth £300million," Van der Vaart told Ziggo Sport, per the Mirror.

"If I am going to play with the amateurs on Sunday afternoon, I can easily find three who can do this. I mean that seriously.

"A bit silly to say, but I really think so."

Partizan Belgrade v Manchester United: Group L - UEFA Europa League

The former Leicester City man was also involved in a pretty awkward incident at kick-off when he forgot that he was Man United’s captain for the match.

Man United fans have been quick to mock Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in the rare instances where he messes up.

But it’s clear that even their own star centre-half is prone to looking like a fool.

Partizan Belgrade v Manchester United: Group L - UEFA Europa League

United were left hanging on for all three points towards the end of the encounter and Solskjaer wasn’t pleased that his players were forced to defend so deep.

“In the second half I thought we dug in really well in the box,” he said, per BBC Sport.

“They played well and made us defend too deep - I'm not happy with the defending at the front.

“It's been one of our strengths this season but it was non-existent in the second half. It needs sorting out.”

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