Maguire’s name was dropped during a crazy rant in Ghana’s parliament last year.
Manchester United’s defender Harry Maguire has responded graciously to an apology from Ghanaian Member of Parliament Issac Adongo.
Last year, Adongo took a peculiar jab at Maguire during a parliamentary session, comparing him unfavourably to Ghana’s vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia.
Adongo remarked, “There is a player like you in the United Kingdom in England called Maguire that is playing for Manchester United. He became the biggest threat at the centre of Manchester United’s defence, tackling his own players and giving assists to opponents.”
The comments were made when Maguire was struggling to secure enough playing time under Erik ten Hag after a string of poor performances.
Earlier this week, Adongo publicly apologized to Maguire, acknowledging him as a “transformational footballer.” The English centre-back, who has experienced a resurgence in form this season, graciously accepted the apology.
Taking to Twitter, the former United captain wrote, “MP Issac Adongo apology accepted. See you at Old Trafford soon.” Despite facing a tumultuous period that saw him lose the captaincy over the summer, Maguire has reclaimed his position in the starting lineup recently.
The England international is expected to feature for the Red Devils in their upcoming match against Everton in the Premier League. Ten Hag’s men will then face then face Galatasaray in a mid-week match.