Manchester United conceded their lead twice against Tottenham Hotspur before the rearguard firmly held on to the third goal as Cristiano Ronaldo smashed home his 59th hattrick overall. It was Harry Maguire’s own goal that intensified Rangnick’s frown.
A stunning display from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the fate of the contest for Manchester United as he bagged his opener of the night from range as his searing thunderbolt left Higo Lloris rooted to his spot.
The second of the night came on the back of a phenomenal cross from Jadon Sancho who timed his run perfectly to tee up a scouring Ronaldo as the latter smashed home from point-blank range. The third of the night came from a thumping header as the Portuguese striker outleapt his marker to smash home an emphatic finish.
Here is the story of Harry Maguire’s devastating howler
Even though Manchester United looked a lot more comfortable with Fred dishing out a fine masterclass in the middle that saw him pressing relentlessly to snatch the possession back if it was with Spurs or stitch together a string of fine passes to find the United attackers in place.
He was heavily involved in the opening goal as his deft flick with a brilliant turn allowed Ronaldo to carve acres of space ahead of him before firing into the top left corner of the net.
With all said and done about the United attack, Manchester’s defence was once again in shambles despite a brilliant showdown from the Frenchman, Raphael Varane.
United conceded their first goal due to a sloppy turn from Alex Telles as his extended arm caught the ball midway. The resultant spot-kick was powered into the back of the net past a diving De Gea.
The second of the night, however, could have been easily averted if not for a misdirected defensive enterprise from their captain, Harry Maguire. In fact, much to the Englishman’s woe, Christian Romero celebrated at the United captain’s face. Only if he would have known what waited at the other end, maybe he would have resorted to humility.
Twitter didn’t leave a single stone unturned to underline Maguire’s howler as his season simply went from bad to worse.
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) March 12, 2022
Harry Maguire with Spurs today pic.twitter.com/PI1x8wdYkJ
— Sir Alex FergHassan ➐ (@HassanNatha) March 12, 2022
Harry Maguire after scoring an own goal: pic.twitter.com/qGuVxusZAQ
— City Chief (@City_Chief) March 12, 2022
— Leo Messi Fanpage (@LeoFanpa12) March 12, 2022
Interviewer: "David, who is the hardest player you've ever had to face?"
DDG: "Ermmm, probably Harry Maguire" pic.twitter.com/eXbGy8W0aq
— J͛a͛k͛e͛ 🌶 (@AFCJake2) March 12, 2022Advertisement
Ronaldo, when Harry Maguire tries to celebrate United's win with him… https://t.co/pBbkLMVW7B
— Ryaner (@Ryaner1985) March 12, 2022Advertisement
Harry Maguire seeing Totenham miss all their big chances in front of goal: pic.twitter.com/5yq0AZ3drX
— Uncle Sekani (@Uncle_Sekani) March 12, 2022Advertisement
— Out Of Context Man Utd (@ManUtdNoContext) March 12, 2022Advertisement
Tottenham players:. "We're struggling to get an equaliser, what do we do?"
Antonio Conte: "That's where Harry Maguire comes in" pic.twitter.com/wrCASRJEMrAdvertisement
— мαℓιт ℓε тεүιαα (@Maliterate) March 12, 2022
After the famous False 9 position in football, Harry Maguire has invented a new position called the False 5.Advertisement
What a player! pic.twitter.com/U8yiSAY1XY
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) March 12, 2022