Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel criticized Harry Maguire for his lack of leadership .
Manchester United drew 2-2 with Sevilla in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 14th. This predicted a difficult match for Manchester United in the second leg away.
On this day, Man United cooked Sevilla smoothly in the early stages of the game. In the 14th minute of the first half, Marcel Sabitzer, who received a pass from Bruno Fernandez, cut the net with his left foot and scored the opening goal. Then, in the 21st minute of the first half, Sabitzer scored multiple goals without missing Anthony Martial’s penetrating pass.
However, at the end of the second half, variables occurred twice. In the 39th minute of the second half, Jesus Navas tried to break through to the right, and the cutback was hit by Tyral Malacia’s left foot and led to an own goal. It didn’t end here. Eight minutes later, in Sevilla’s corner kick situation, Harry Maguire’s head hit and an own goal came out. In the end, the match was a 2-2 draw.
It’s a painful draw for Manchester United. But what’s more painful is the injury departure of center backs Lisandro Martinez and Rafael Baran. At the start of the second half of the day, Baran, who felt pain in his foot, was substituted, and at the end of the second half, Martinez suffered a metatarsal injury in the process of breaking through and had to leave the field, and was diagnosed with a season out after the game. 카지노사이트
In particular, an unusual scene came out in the injury scene of Martinez. It was Martinez’s Argentine team-mates Marcos Acuña and Gonzalo Montiel, both from Sevilla, who supported him and let him go.
In response, former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel turned the arrow of criticism to Maguire. Schmeichel said on the British media ‘BBC Radio’, “Man United players should have stopped Acuña and Montiel, especially Maguire, who was captain at the time, should have taken control of the situation.” At the time, Baran was out with an injury, and Maguire was put in his place, wearing the captain’s armband.
Schmeichel criticized Maguire for staring at him while his teammate was injured. Also, there is a possibility that Acuña and Montiel may have supported Martinez to speed up the game, so Schmeichel argued that Maguire should have stepped up in this situation. Along with Maguire’s sluggishness, his lack of leadership is also on the chopping block.