Returning to the Champions League arena, Manchester United is predicted to have their first victory when they only have to welcome Copenhagen at home. Similar to the Red Devils, the representative from Denmark also does not know the feeling of winning in this year’s Champions League, and in terms of force correlation, it is clear that the home team is significantly superior.
However, coach Erik Ten Hag and his team were suddenly overwhelmed by the away team in the opening minutes of the match and allowed Andre Onana’s goal to be continuously bombarded. Although Man Utd’s game became more positive in the next phase, they still seemed really stuck in finding goals when the stars on the attack continued to have a real day of competition. poor.
While Man Utd was struggling, a name least expected to shine, Harry Maguire, suddenly put his name on the scoreboard to score the goal that broke the deadlock. In the end, this was the goal that sealed the minimum victory for the Red Devils, and perhaps after this match, A plan that Man Utd outlined for the winter transfer window was also bankrupt.
“It is important to wait and see what happens with Lisandro Martinez’s injury and Harry Maguire’s situation. If Man United receives a reasonable offer for Maguire, they can invest in a new central defender. January transfer window. If not, they will wait until the summer,” journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed to CaughtOffside in mid-October.
“I understand that Man United’s top priority in 2024 is a centre-back, but it is very difficult to recruit top players in January.”
As Romano reported, Man Utd is ready to sell Maguire permanently in January with plans to recruit a new midfielder. Obviously, the above calculation would have been completely reasonable if it had been outlined a few months ago. At the present time, especially after the win over Copenhagen this morning, the Old Trafford team clearly has no reason to consider liquidating Maguire.
It can be said that it was not until October that Ten Hag “dare” to put their trust in Maguire when deciding to give the English midfielder the opportunity to start in 3 consecutive matches. Very quickly, the former Leicester star seized this opportunity to affirm his class as a top midfielder. Not only did he have three really solid defensive performances, Maguire also made a strong impression with an assist against Brentford and now a goal against Copenhagen.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Maguire is Man Utd’s best player recently, and it would be a shocking move if the Red Devils still maintain their plan to sell the English star during the transfer window. Winter.
Huynh Phong | 10:17 October 25, 2023