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Maguire calls on Manchester United to do better in Italy

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Harry Maguire has called on Manchester United to put out a better performance against Milan in Italy next Thursday.

Harry Maguire was left disappointed as the Red Devils succumbed to a late goal against AC Milan in the Europa League.

Amad Diallo’s beautiful header, his first senior goal for Manchester United, was cancelled out late into stoppage time by Simon Kjær to see both sides share the spoils.

Harry Maguire also had a big moment that could have seen him define the game. The United captain produced perhaps one of the most shocking misses you’ll see all season. Had he scored from less than a yard out before half time, it could have changed the course of the game.

Speaking after the game, he gave no excuses for his miss.

“I should have scored,” Maguire said as per the club’s website.

“I am not making any excuses for that one. I should have scored. I should have put it in the net.

“That’s why I am a defender and not a forward! But no excuses I have got to score.”

Maguire added on United’s overall performance: “It is only halfway and we have to stay positive, but we need to play better.

“It is disappointing to concede in the last minute, especially at a set-play when we didn’t play well, we didn’t play at our best but were comfortable in the game.

“They didn’t create, they had a lot of possession after we scored the first goal but they didn’t create chances and it looked like we were going to see it out 1-0 and to concede the way we did, is really poor.

“We need to play better [in Italy] that what we have done tonight. I felt we did enough to win 1-0 although they probably had the majority of the game but we had the best chances of the game.

“But we need to play better and we know we can play better. It is going to be an exciting tie next Thursday and an important one for us. We have got to go there and play a lot better than we did tonight and we can go through.”