HARRY MAGUIRE enjoyed some downtime following Tuesday night’s crucial win over Villarreal with a celebratory round of golf.
Maguire had a golf glove on his left hand but pulled his sleeve over his right hand to ward off the cold[/caption]
Maguire in action on the golf course[/caption]
The defender has been much criticised for his recent performances on the football pitch[/caption]
The United skipper headed out with his clubs on Wednesday morning – complete with woolly hat – just hours after returning from Spain.
And he marked the occasion with a round of golf on a chilly Cheshire morning.
Prior to that he seemingly sent a message to his critics by cupping his fingers to his ears after scoring for England against Albania.
Although it didn’t stop ex-Tottenham midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart sensationally letting rip at Maguire on Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport.
The centre-back showed off a nice golfing technique during his round on Wednesday morning[/caption]
Maguire stands and admires his shot[/caption]
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He said: “I talk about Harry Maguire so much, so I try to avoid him. But he is really s**t. I have said this so often.
“I can’t get away from the fact United have paid €90m for him. That’s how much he cost!
“Where did they look for him? You’ll find players like him at any amateur club in Holland.
“I think it is unbelievable. He is no top-class defender – and he demonstrates this every week.
“If you go out and sign players like him, I can understand why you end up having financial problems.”
Former United captain Roy Keane has also been vocal in his criticism of Maguire.
But Keane insisted he has ‘no agenda’ against Maguire despite his damning comments.
Maguire and United are next in action on Sunday as they face a daunting trip to league leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal are the visitors to Old Trafford the week after before what is on paper a kind festive schedule.
The Red Devils do not face another ‘Big Six’ team until making the short trip to take on neighbours City on March 5.
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