Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has spoken to the media, at last, saying that his team has to “go on a run” of victories to have a chance of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.
After the derby humiliation against their now ‘noisy neighbors’, only Scott McTominay went on to speak to the media, and this prompted fans to question where the club captain is and what his role at the club entails.
The Red Devils are now fifth in the division, one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have three matches in hand on Ralf Rangnick’s side.
Man United will now host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and Maguire has refused to downplay the significance of the match against Antonio Conte’s side.
Speaking to MUTV, the England international said:
We know it’s an important end to the season that we’ve got. It’s a run of games where we know that we’ve got to go on a run, we’ve got to go and pick up win after win after win and we’re more than capable of doing it but we’ve got to show it on the pitch, we’ve got to show it every game that we go into, take each game as it comes, a big game against Tottenham next.
We’ve got to make sure that we focus this week. I know it’s going to be a disappointing couple of days, it always is when you lose one of these big, emotional games. The lads are devastated in there.
We’ll obviously analyze the game, look at areas we can improve on but when we come to Tottenham, we’ve got to make sure that we’re ready to give a performance and ready to get the result that we want.
Man United will also host Atletico Madrid next week for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League match, which is currently tied at 1-1 following the first leg in Madrid.