Harry Maguire soon became the subject of all the jokes.
However, while some may be quick to defend the England international, after such incidents, it is not hard to see why the United captain has had such a difficult time.
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In Saturday afternoon’s game against bottom club Norwich City, United were undoubtedly looking to capitalize on Tottenham’s previous defeat to Brighton.
Although the Red Devils advanced 3-2 late, thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, the second half saw the return of the Canaries to equalize the score 2-2.
Despite the goals on display, arguably the funniest moment of the match came from Maguire, who was seen kicking teammate Paul Pogba, leaving the Frenchman bloodied and somewhat irritated.
However, had Pogba been paying close attention to warming up his captain, he might have known what to expect.
Harry Maguire, get your head on right away??
Finally he got to use the kick he was preparing for? pic.twitter.com/f8JNQ4BSHq
– Luka (@LukaLUHG) April 16 2022
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