Harry Maguire apologises to Man Utd fans after Liverpool embarrassment and tells team-mates to 'look in the mirror'

MANCHESTER UNITED captain Harry Maguire accepts he and his team-mates were embarrassed in the 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

The England star apologised to fans after the match and admitted he will be looking at his individual performance, which was not up to standard.

But he called for unity amongst the United squad after they were humiliated by Mohamed Salah and co.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Maguire said: "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. Their 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.

"[Too far to say embarrassing?] 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."

Maguire had a role to play in all five Liverpool goals.

He was caught in no man's land for the first and left Luke Shaw to cover Salah and Naby Keita, who opened the scoring.

Maguire and Shaw then got tangled up, allowing Salah to find Trent Alexander-Arnold, who crossed for Diogo Jota to add a second.

Next the skipper failed to track Salah as the Egyptian notched his first and left far to much space for Salah to add his second.

After half-time Maguire was caught out by a superb Jordan Henderson pass and was left for dead by Salah's pace, with the Liverpool star slotting past David De Gea to round off his hat-trick.

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