‘Harry Maguire respectfully sustaining two metres social distance there’: Manchester United defender ridiculed alongside David de Gea after Steven Bergwijn aim in Tottenham draw
Harry Maguire and David de Gea have been subjected to ridicule on social media throughout Manchester United’s Premier League draw with Tottenham on Friday night.
Spurs star Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring on 27 minutes and Maguire’s defending left quite a bit to be desired when he was rounded by the Dutchman in midfield.
Bergwijn sprinted past the cumbersome Maguire and despatched a fierce shot instantly in the direction of de Gea, however noticed his rasping effort get the higher of the United goalkeeper.
Both gamers have been derided on Twitter and former Red Devils captain Roy Keane additionally berated the pair on Sky Sports through the half-time interval.
One soccer fan tweeted: ‘Harry Maguire respectfully sustaining two metres social distance there.’
Meanwhile, Paddy Power jokingly stated Maguire would want ‘ten minutes’ to stroll to the away dressing room at half time, such is his lack of tempo.
Although Bergwijn struck the ball with ferocity, a keeper of de Gea’s calibre could be anticipated to have parried the ball to security. Keane even advised the Spaniard ought to have caught it.
Keane has dubbed de Gea the ‘most overrated goalkeeper’ he has seen ‘in a very long time’, and one specific statistic is damning. The 29-year-old has conceded six of the final 9 photographs he has confronted for membership and nation within the month of June.
Match balls have been sprayed with disinfectant by diligent floor workers to make sure the return of Premier League soccer, and one Twitter consumer joked: ‘de Gea has hand sanitiser on his gloves.’
United managed to salvage some extent within the second half after Paul Pogba was barged within the by Eric Dier within the penalty space. Bruno Fernandes despatched Hugo Lloris the unsuitable approach from the ensuing penalty kick however Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males missed the chance to maneuver into the highest 4.