Manchester United had something to celebrate on Sunday after a dismal campaign so far as they defeated Tranmere in the FA Cup. The Red Devils scored six against their opponents to secure their spot in the fifth round of the tournament. Newly appointed captain Harry Maguire scored the team’s opening goal, which turned out to be an absolute beauty.
Manchester United center-back Harry Maguire scored an absolute stunner from outside the penalty area as Tranmere defence was left surprised. This was Maguire’s first goal for United and he was visibly delighted being on the score sheet. While speaking to BT Sport, Maguire commented that he had been waiting for long to score his maiden goal for Manchester United. He also acceded that he had a lot of chances this season and had failed to find the back of the net. The player was happy to help his team in securing their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Goals against Tranmere:— Rob (@Roib___) January 26, 2020
Virgil Van Dijk: 0
Harry Maguire: 1
Facts are facts slabhead is the GOAT
Manchester united absolutely dominating the game— Vinod (@VinodxAshwam) January 26, 2020
Virgil van dijk can't even score like Harry Maguire did
The defender who was signed from Leicester City last summer for a reported fee of £80 million is often compared with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk who was bought for a reported fee of £75 million from Southampton and has proven to be decisive for the Premier League leaders time and again. Maguire’s first goal has again re-ignited the comparisons, with a fact asserting that Virgil van Dijk took just 84 minutes to score his first goal, while the United defender managed to net his first goal for the Red Devils only after 2,778 minutes.
Six different players scored for Manchester United in their dominant win over Tranmere. Apart from Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood scored for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the team’s recent setbacks in the Premier League. United will next play against Manchester City in the second leg of the Football League Cup on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (January 30 IST).