Manchester United

Harry Maguire apologises to Man Utd fans for Liverpool humiliation

Jude Summerfield
Maguire had a shocker against Liverpool
Maguire had a shocker against Liverpool / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Harry Maguire has apologised to Manchester United's supporters for the side's astonishingly bad performance against Liverpool on Sunday, admitting the 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford was "not good enough."

The Red Devils were shambolic in defence, with Maguire one of the main culprits, and were heavily beaten as Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also grabbed goals.

Maguire fronted up to the cameras after the loss, urging the squad to stick together but also to reflect on their poor performances.

He told Sky Sports: "We apologise to the fans, it was nowhere near good enough for this club. They stuck with us right to the end and we appreciate that but as a club we have to do better.

"I am so disappointed, we gave them so many chances. They were so clinical, we had a lot of chances ourselves but I am a defender and to concede four in the first half especially at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.

"As a player I know myself. I’ll be looking at myself and my individual performance.

"We have to stick together, there is no point blaming each other but look at ourselves. Look in the mirror when we go home tonight and think where we can do better.

"To lose to Liverpool in any game of football hurts. The rivals, the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down at half time in front of our fans, like I say it is not good enough."

When asked if embarrassing was a description too far, he added: "Not really. The term I’d use is not good enough. I look at those lads each day in training and we are working hard as we can but at the moment it is not good enough. I apologise to the fans, we have to look at ourselves as individuals but also stick together."

United looked set to be one of the major Premier League title contenders after an impressive summer transfer window that saw them bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, but now they look like they'll be scrambling to secure Champions League qualification at best.

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