Manchester United’s former captain, Harry Maguire, made a swift exit from Old Trafford within minutes of the final whistle, following the team’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Brighton.
According to reports from football insider, the 30 years old, who was an unused substitute in Saturday’s match against Roberto De Zerbi’s impressive side made a hasty departure from the stadium, occurring within just 15 minutes of the game’s completion.
This has sparked speculation among supporters. While there is no indication that he missed the post-match dressing room inquest conducted by the management team, his early exit has raised eyebrows about his commitment to the team.
This incident comes at a time when Maguire finds himself on the fringes of the Manchester United squad, despite continuing to play a pivotal role for the England national team. During the summer, Maguire was stripped of the club captaincy by manager Erik ten Hag, with Bruno Fernandes taking over the captain’s armband on a permanent basis.
In the current season, Maguire has seen just 23 minutes of playing time for United, which came during the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal before the international break. Despite the media attention surrounding his situation, Ten Hag dismissed the scrutiny as “crazy” and urged the center-back to silence his critics with strong performances on the field.
Maguire did feature for England in matches against Ukraine and Scotland, but he faced mockery from opposition supporters. His mother even took to social media to defend him in an emotional post after the games.