Jamie Carragher has again leapt to the defence of Harry Maguire and believes the Manchester United defender is so ‘broken’ that he was unable to defend himself from previous ‘over the top’ criticism from goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Maguire has been thrust further into the spotlight after scoring an own goal in England’s midweek win over Scotland where opposition supporters mockingly cheered and the 30-year-old’s mother hit out at critics in an emotional social media post.
However, Carragher believes the centre-back needs to be shown more respect by some of his team-mates and has doubled-down on his criticism against Onana after the United goalkeeper blasted Maguire during a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund.
Carragher previously claimed Onana deliberately tried to endear himself to Red Devils supporters by ‘disgracefully’ yelling at Maguire during United’s 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund in July and believes somebody should have warned the shot-stopper against acting like that.
‘I’m well aware of Onana being demonstrative at all his clubs, and I like the fact he communicates,’ tweeted Carragher.
Jamie Carragher has maintained his defence of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire
Carragher says Andre Onana (above) ‘disgracefully’ yelled at Harry Maguire in preseason in an effort to win over the Manchester United fans after his £47m move from Inter
‘But to carry on like that in a pre season game when you’ve been at the club 2mins, to the club captain, was way over the top.
‘Any player worth their salt (Keane, Vidic, Rio, Stam…and me!) would have told him where to go & to get back in his goal.
‘I felt he was trying far too hard to show the fans what he was about. The point was Maguire is that broken he didn’t say anything back. When he was well within his rights to do so,’ he added.