Harry Maguire retracts after ‘liking’ Instagram post about Cristiano Ronaldo being upset

By: Sports Desk |

July 6, 2022 8:05:52 pm

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire liked an Instagram post about Cristiano Ronaldo. (Screengrab/File)

Harry Maguire, captain of Manchester United football club, was left red-faced after liking an Instagram post that stated that talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo was unhappy at Old Trafford due to the recent salary cut. The Insta story by SportBible read that Ronaldo was unhappy at Old Trafford because he is having to take a 25% pay cut due to the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Maguire, after liking the post, has reportedly admitted to BBC sport that it was unintentional and clicked the button in error.

He has since unliked the post.

However, Maguire’s action has left fans of the club furious and many of them did not shy away from expressing their anger on social media.

“Harry Maguire shouldn’t play one more game for Manchester United,’ while another added: ‘A joke of a captain,’ before tagging the player himself,” wrote a fan while another added: ‘Harry Maguire is easily the worst player to captain Manchester United. Embodies the awful standards at the club.’

Harry Maguire likes the post from his official account.

“Harry Maguire liking posts like these is what you call unprofessional behaviour. He is in no way fit to be Manchester United’s captain,” said another.

Earlier on Sunday, The Athletic reported that Ronaldo has told Manchester United to let him go if a suitable offer comes in for him. He has also skipped Manchester United pre-season training for the third day in a row.

Ronaldo returned to United last summer and scored 24 goals in all competitions, with 18 of those being in the Premier League.

“I’M ABSOLUTELY STUNNED!”@markgoldbridge reacts to Harry Maguire liking an Instagram post about Ronaldo

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— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 6, 2022

Meanwhile, former United captain Gary Neville has advised the club to handle Ronaldo’s situation with care and avoid it from becoming a full-blown saga.

“I think Cristiano is staying, but I think the problem started at the start of the season. Cavani pleaded to stay and lead the attack for another year, but when the club signed Ronaldo it completely put his nose out of joint. Cavani was completely shot then. He was finished.

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“It also upset the dynamic in the dressing room with Bruno Fernandes, because he looks up to Ronaldo as a God-like character because of Portugal. I think that made him feel a bit inferior to what he was before. It also made [Harry] Maguire naturally feel inferior as captain. Not from Ronaldo himself, but his presence on the pitch. Everyone looks to Cristiano.”

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