Manchester United drew the first game since the re-start 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur, with the home side taking the lead before Bruno Fernandes equalised from the spot after substitute Paul Pogba won a penalty.

Maguire was dreadful in the lead up to the Spurs goal, with Steven Bergwijn running straight past him, before David de Gea fumbled an easy save.

One thing for sure is, every time you put a kit on with the Manchester United badge on it, you don’t need much spurring on. You know how big the club is, the history it has got, and it’s such a big, iconic club. If you can’t get motivated to win a game of football for this club then you’re in the wrong sport, to be honest.

It’s disappointing not to play in front of your fans. But we know they’re going to be in front of their TV screens, watching us, shouting for us, and the main thing is we want to put smiles back on their faces. Maybe it does take away the home fans making the atmosphere uncomfortable for the away team. But it’s still about the 11 players who turn up on the day. There is enough talent in our squad to go and beat anyone. We’re fully focused on ourselves and are not looking at it being home or away. We’re just seeing every game as a chance to try to get the three points and perform at our best.

United’s next game is against Sheffield United, the club where Maguire’s career started, and they are competing with us for the same position in the league. The United captain says he’s pleased to see how well they’re doing and hopes they finish just below us in the table.

It’s a fantastic football club and one I’m really proud of because of how well they’re doing at the moment. I am really thankful for the opportunity they gave me to start my professional career, and the faith and trust they showed in me at a young age. I’m really happy with how they’re doing and theirs is the first result I look for after a game with United. Hopefully, they can finish one place below us!




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