Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has bemoaned Manchester United’s knack for conceding cheap goals, while calling for the players to re-evaluate themselves, after the 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig.
United went into the game with 9 points, and top of group H, with only a point separating us from qualification to the round of 16. But two quick goals from the hosts left the team in a very difficult position.
We did attempt to stage a comeback like we did in our last two away Premier League matches, but Paul Pogba and. Bruno Fernandes’s goals late in the game weren’t enough to cancel out the opposition’s Three strikes.
Speaking after the match, Maguire expressed disappointment in the result, and blamed a poor start for the loss.
The captain also called on his teammates to defend better, and stop giving away cheap goals.
He said: “We got to look at ourselves really, we’ve been coming from behind so had great belief we could do it – you seen how close we come at the end to scoring.
“The amount of chances and shots we had – I don’t know the stats but ultimately we started the game too slow and we can’t keep giving goals away.”
United’s loss tonight comes shortly after Juan Mata warned us to stop conceding first in games, because it may backfire some day.