Man United beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 on Tuesday. Earlier, coach Ten Hag said that Maguire had struggled with illness during the preparation for the match and Raphael Varane would not be present.
But the Dutch strategist gave Varane the starting position – along with left-back Luke Shaw in the central position. The France midfielder played 77 minutes before making way for Maguire.
After the match, former Reds defender Parker criticized Ten Hag: “First of all, we have to say that Luke Shaw played very well at centre-back. He made almost no mistakes and Man United don’t really miss Harry Maguire.
But honestly, I don’t believe Harry Maguire is sick. It was a lie and it was completely fabricated. It is completely meaningless.
On a cold, rainy night in Manchester, there’s no way you’d leave a sick man on the bench if he wasn’t ready. Harry is ready but Erik ten Hag would rather play with Luke Shaw.”
Minh Tuan | 05:39 12/30/2022