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De Jong, fans criticize Maguire as Ronaldo admits Man Utd luck against Atlanta

Looks like it is becoming a weekly thing for Manchester United captain Harry Maguire as fans and former Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong criticized the English defender.

Bought for a record fee of £85m from Leicester City much is expected from the former Hull City defender but he is never consistent.

After making repeated errors leading to goals in Manchester United recent poor run of form, Maguire again was at fault for Atalanta’s second goal for playing on Duvan Zapata who scored the home side’s second goal before Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury time equalizer.

‘Maguire again. Smh. Getting exposed every week now. Instead of stepping forward his tendency is always to step back,’ De Jong tweeted.

The former Netherlands midfielder was joined by many fans who questioned the manager’s decision to always play the captain ahead of Ivory Coast’s Eric Baily.

Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, admitted Manchester United were a ‘little bit lucky’ after salvaging a point against Atalanta.

‘It was a difficult game, I know when we play in Bergamo it is always difficult, but we believe until the end and I am so happy,’ he said.

‘We never give up, we believe until the end, it is a good result for us. The beginning was tough, we knew Atalanta would do a lot of pressure, they have a fantastic coach, when I played at Juventus they were always difficult to play against.

‘We were a little bit lucky in the end but that is football. We have to still improve, we have different players, different system, we have to adapt with each other, but it will take time. we have time to improve and be better.’

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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