‘Harry Maguire respectfully maintaining two metres social distance there’: Manchester United defender ridiculed alongside David de Gea after Steven Bergwijn goal in Tottenham draw
Harry Maguire and David de Gea were subjected to ridicule on social media during Manchester United’s Premier League draw with Tottenham on Friday evening.
Spurs star Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring on 27 minutes and Maguire’s defending left a lot to be desired when he was rounded by the Dutchman in midfield.
Bergwijn sprinted beyond the cumbersome Maguire and sent a fierce shot directly towards de Gea, but saw his rasping effort get the better of the United goalkeeper.
Both players were derided on Twitter and former Red Devils captain Roy Keane also berated the pair on Sky Sports during the half-time interval.
One football fan tweeted: ‘Harry Maguire respectfully maintaining two metres social distance there.’
Meanwhile, Paddy Power jokingly suggested Maguire would need ‘ten minutes’ to walk to the away dressing room at half time, such was his lack of pace.
Although Bergwijn struck the ball with ferocity, a keeper of de Gea’s calibre would be expected to have parried the ball to safety. Keane even suggested the Spaniard should have caught it.
Keane dubbed the
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