Man Utd fans rage at four words in Maguire’s apology for Liverpool loss

Manchester United fans did not need any help in feeling their emotions boil over after watching their side fall to one of their worst-ever defeats with a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool.

But captain Harry Maguire, who endured a nightmare afternoon at Old Trafford, stoked the fire after making some ill-timed remarks in the wake of their embarrassing display.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were humiliated by an excellent Liverpool team as Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick fired them to their biggest win on Mancunian turf since 1925.

Diogo Jota and Naby Keita were the other scorers for Liverpool as United midfielder Paul Pogba saw red just 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute for a reckless challenge on the Guinean.

There were loud boos echoing around the ground as Solskjaer and his players headed for the tunnel at the interval, having been blown away and 4-0 down at the break.

But those feelings of dissatisfaction may have grown in the aftermath of the game after Maguire’s tetchy comments in an interview with Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves.

Maguire told the reporter: “I’m here because I have to be here”, referring to his duties to speak to the media after the game.

Naturally, Maguire’s comments sent social media into meltdown with furious fans making their anger known on Twitter.

One user, talkSPORT host Hugh Woozencroft, blasted the defender for claiming he was forced to do the interview, as opposed to wanting to.

He tweeted: “Did Harry Maguire really say he's only giving an interview ‘because he has to'???"

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"You're the captain of Manchester United and you just lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool. It's your job to front up!

"P.S Everything he said was a MESS.”

His comments were echoed by United fans on Twitter, with another writing: “Let’s talk about United’s captain saying in the interview ‘I'm here because I have to be’ how embarrassing.”

Maguire went on to make a grovelling apology to the home supporters, conceding that the performance was “nowhere near good enough”.

"We apologise to the fans, it was nowhere near good enough for this club,” he told Sky Sports.

“They stuck with us right to the end and we appreciate that but as a club we have to do better.

"I am so disappointed, we gave them so many chances. They were so clinical.

“We had a lot of chances ourselves but I am a defender and to concede four in the first half especially at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.”

Solskjaer is likely to face heavy pressure from the Man United hierarchy as he battles to save his job, but Maguire insists the players have to look at themselves and take their share of the responsibility.

"As a player I know myself. I’ll be looking at myself and my individual performance,” he added.

"We have to stick together, there is no point blaming each other but look at ourselves. Look in the mirror when we go home tonight and think where we can do better.

"To lose to Liverpool in any game of football hurts. The rivals, the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down at half time in front of our fans… like I say it is not good enough.”

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