Harry Maguire admits 6-1 defeat to Tottenham changed things for Manchester United

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, believes the team has improved very much, after the 6-1 loss to Tottenham before the international break.

The Red Devils have now won three of their last four games, and lead their Champions League group, with two wins out of two.

And Maguire, who was at the thick of criticisms from fans and pundits at the start of the season is delighted to see the turnaround.

Speaking to MUTV after the 5-0 win over RB Leipzig, the centre back said, “After Spurs, we were all devastated and just three games into the season it felt like it was a big crisis.

“It was quite a strange feeling, but we don’t expect to lose games at Old Trafford and we definitely don’t expect to lose games like we did.

“The first three games we were conceding far too many chances. So as a defensive unit, having kept the most clean sheets in Europe last season, we knew we had to improve to be more solid.

“We have worked hard on the training ground and since the international break we have gone back to not conceding chances like last year, when we were a solid unit and a solid base.”

He added, “It has been important, for me as a defender, to give the forward lads every opportunity to go and win the game.

“One, two, three goals it should end up in a win. At the moment we are doing that. It’s a start, but it is still an early win in the season.

“It is going to be a long journey, but we’ve got to improve. We know that and we are doing so at the minute, but there is a long way to go.”

Following United’s impressive run in the Champions League, our chances of qualifying as leaders of group H has now improved to a remarkable 67%. With a double header win against Istanbul Bakasehir, United will definitely be sure of qualification.