Sheffield United surprised Manchester United, and Harry Maguire is itching for Arsenal to set things right.
Harry Maguire thinks it is time for Manchester United to “stand up and be counted” after the squad was left “devastated” by Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to rock-bottom Sheffield United.
In their previous 13 matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had gone undefeated but were well off the pace against the Blades.
The squad has been encouraged by captain Maguire to recover rapidly for the trip to Arsenal on Saturday, who coincidentally was the last side to beat them in the league before Chris Wilder’s team.
“When you do get a defeat, there’s nothing worse than waiting to get back out on the pitch to play and put things right,” Maguire told United’s club media.
“The boys are devastated if I’m honest. It’s a really quiet dressing room. The boys are so disappointed; we didn’t expect it, we came into the game confident.”
“We’ve got to pick ourselves up. We are disappointed, and it hurts, but Saturday is a big game, and we’ve got to bounce back.”
“It’s all good and easy when you’re winning football matches and you’re playing well, but now it’s time to stand up and be counted.”
“When you get kicked down it’s how quickly you bounce back and Saturday’s a big one and we’ve got to get three points.”