Harry Maguire of Manchester United looks dejected after Alex Iwobi of Fulham scores his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Man Utd and Fulham FC at Old Trafford on February 24, 2024.
Man Utd defender Harry Maguire.

Maguire makes ‘naive’ admission as Man Utd lose to Fulham at the death

Harry Maguire admitted that Manchester United were “probably naive” as they conceded a late Fulham winner at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

Calvin Bassey deservedly put the visitors ahead in the 65th minute, but Maguire capitalised on a weak save from Bernd Leno to equalise just ahead of injury time.

The momentum appeared to be with the Red Devils, but Adama Traore made a driving run into the final third before setting up Alex Iwobi for a 97th-minute winner.


“Overall on the balance of play we didn’t do enough in the first 60 minutes or so, we started the game not great,” Maguire said after the final whistle.

“The first half was pretty even, but when you’re not playing at your best you have to do the basics right and set pieces is part of that.

“We knew they would cause us a threat from those areas and they’ve scored early in the second from what we knew – so that’s disappointing on that aspect.

“To be a goal behind, I thought our reaction was brilliant especially in the last 30 minutes and when we equalised probably only one team going to win it.

“We were probably naive in the end by throwing too many bodies forward and getting done on the counter attack.

“We’ve been on a good run of form and came into the game we were confident.”

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