Well, it has now come out clearly to Manchester United fans that you actually don't know how useful something is until you lose it. Since the arrival of Harry Maguire, Manchester United fans have criticized him severally for failing to impress as Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk. This is because of the £80 million that Manchester United spent on the center back from Leicester. Manchester United fans have often taken to social media to criticize the club's captain whenever he makes a mistake in defense.
However, the fans have finally realized that Harry Maguire has been playing a very crucial role in the last line of defense. This can be attributed to the fact that since he got an ankle injury during Aston Villa's match on May 9th, Manchester United have not won any game so far. The Red Devils have lost 2 games and the best they have done without him is a 1-1 draw against struggling Fulham. They have conceded a total of 7 goals in just 3 matches. They suffered a 2-1 loss to Leicester before Liverpool thrashed them 4-2. Last night, they surprisingly drew 1-1 with Fulham.
Well, the question remains to be whether Manchester United will win the title without Maguire in the center back position. According to the three games Manchester United have played without Maguire, it is arguable that they won't win the Europa League without him in the center back. They will obviously concede a goal if not two without the 28 years old in the center back position.
Victor Lindelof's center back partnership with Tuanzebe has not been fruitful neither as the partnership with Eric Baily worked out. It is quite clear that Manchester United are a struggling side without Harry Maguire. According to reports, the ankle ligament damage suffered by Maguire might make him miss the Europa League finals against Spanish side, Villarreal. This might be a big blow to Manchester United's hope of winning the title if Maguire won't be there.
It is now arguable that Maguire is the best player of Manchester United after Bruno Fernandez. His role in the defense is now clear to his critics. He stabilizers the defense in a very professional way. Despite the fact that he has not won the UEFA Champions League for Manchester United as Virgîl has done for Liverpool, Maguire is a real defender who Manchester United cannot do without. His three games absence has now made United fans doubt if they will win the Europa League without the England international.
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