Roy Keane rinses Harry Maguire for blaming poor from on the Euros
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has called out Harry Maguire for blaming his poor form on the European Championships.
Red Devils captain Maguire, 28, has come in for criticism following a series of recent under-par displays, culminating in Saturday's red card against Watford.
Keane, 50, labelled the defender's goal celebration for England against Albania 'embarrassing' – while also slamming his performances of late as a 'disgrace.'
The Irishman's strong words led to some pundits, including former Aston Villa ace Gabriel Agbonlahor, accusing him of 'bullying' the star.
But Keane claims he's just being honest, and took another swipe at Maguire for blaming his poor form on his exertions at Euro 2020.
He told The Times: "Maguire said players can have a drop-off after being involved in the Euros. [Declan] Rice hasn’t had a drop-off.
"Players can have a drop-off but don’t go from there to here.
"I’ve got no agendas. I don’t know Harry Maguire. I don’t know his agent. I don’t know anyone’s agent. I don’t have an agent.
"I’m not pals with any player."
United fans will be hoping Maguire's form improves following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who received his marching orders less than 24 hours after the 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.
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Speaking ahead of Tuesday's crucial Champions League tie with Villarreal, Maguire revealed how it's the "toughest time" most United players have experienced at club level.
He told reporters: "Well, I think, in football, you go through ups and downs and you go through tough times. I think, if you look at the players now at this club, you’ll speak to a lot of them and I think they’ll probably say it’s their toughest time at club level.
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"So we know it’s not been good enough, the recent performances haven’t been good enough. We haven’t been delivering individually, but also collectively, and when you’re not doing it collectively, the results pay the price and, like I said, it’s snowballed from one thing to another.
"We’ve got to take huge responsibility for that and we’ve got to find something within ourselves."
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