© Laurence Griffiths Manchester United captain Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire has actually gotten in touch with Manchester United to “stand up and be counted” after their shock 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United harmed their Premier League title chances.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side blew their possibility to leapfrog Manchester City at the top of the table versus challengers who had won simply a single league match all season.

If Pep Guardiola’s group win their game in hand, they will be 4 points clear of United, who have actually not won the Premier League since 2013.

Maguire counteracted Kean Bryan’s opener with an effective header in the 2nd half but Oliver Burke scored the winner for the visitors after United stopped working to clear.

The United captain said the club should react rapidly.

” The young boys are ravaged, if I’m honest,” he told club media. “It’s an actually quiet dressing room.

” The kids are so dissatisfied. We didn’t expect it, we entered the video game positive. We’ve got to select ourselves up.”

United’s defeat ended a 13-match unbeaten run in the league given that they lost to Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 1.

Mikel Arteta’s better side are their next opponents, this weekend.

” It’s all great and easy when you’re winning football matches and you’re playing well, but now it’s time to stand and be counted,” stated Maguire.

” When you get kicked down, it’s how rapidly you get better and Saturday’s a big one and we have actually got to get three points.”


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