David De Gea and his “partner in crime,” Harry Maguire literally ‘conspired’ to oust Manchester United was ousted from the Europa League at the hands of perennial winners Sevilla.
Six-time champions of the competition Loic Bade scored a header, but Youssef En-Nesyri scored both goals before and after. De Gea, though, was the real hero of the show since each of the three goals scored by the home team was made possible by his costly errors.
After blowing a quick two-goal lead from the first leg, United allowed two late own goals, which was both extremely unfortunate and a symptom of defensive frailty.
That was ruthlessly revealed in the second leg in Seville, where United lost and was ousted from the competition.
Harry Maguire once again demonstrated why he doesn’t live up to United’s expectations. The club should start making plans to sell this summer in light of Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial’s nondescript offensive performances tonight, which are a continuation of a long-term trend.
In terms of players arriving and departing the team, United’s transfer window last summer was outstanding. We must exercise the same brutality this summer. Maguire soon misplaced the ball, and Sevilla capitalized.
Maguire made the original mistake, but his goalkeeper’s poor judgment should have have allowed him to receive the ball. For United, it was a terrible situation.