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Harry Maguire shows true colors with a message to Ten Hag after Man United beat Leeds | football | sports

Maguire impressed in the game and may have a strong case for more runs under Erik ten Hag. The 29-year-old kept a clean sheet alongside caretaker defender Luke Shaw, while Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez started on the bench.

There has been plenty of interest for Maguire, with the Three Lions star starting a top flight game for only the sixth time this season. However, he insisted that all the talk should be about his teammates and told Ten Hag that he didn’t mind if he didn’t play.

Maguire said: “Winning the game is the most important thing, it’s not about myself. I’m the captain, I put the team in front of me and play or not I want the team to do a good job and be successful so it’s been a good season so far.”

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Marcus Rashford headed United ahead in the 80th minute, and the striker was about to stay put to meet a cross from the left wing. Substitute Alejandro Garnacho hit the second goal on the counterattack five minutes later.

Maguire paid tribute to goalkeeper David de Gea after the Spaniard made his 400th appearance for the club. The long-term goalkeeper celebrated a clean sheet at Elland Road.

“Playing 400 first-place games for this club just shows how good he is,” said Maguire. “Over the years, he is an absolute legend for the club and continues to perform at the highest level. He is world class and he proved that again this season.”


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