Harry Maguire celebrates scoring against Norwich City.

Man-of-the-match Maguire thrilled to grab winner

Saturday 27 June 2020 21:19

Harry Maguire has said he is looking to add more goals and trophies to his CV after the Manchester United defender grabbed an extra-time winner to secure our spot in the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

Our no.5’s reaction finish in the 117th minute of play against Norwich City wrapped up a 2-1 victory for the Reds at Carrow Road, and means we’re the first name in the hat for the last-four draw.

But, as usual, it was at the other end of the pitch where Harry shone and the 27-year-old’s excellent display earned him the Man-of-the-Match award, voted for by fans on our Official App.
Maguire reacts to his match-winning goal Video

Maguire reacts to his match-winning goal

As you can see here, the skipper was delighted he could help United get to Wembley with an important goal...

“It just fell to me nicely on my left foot and it was a bit of a slide tackle with my left foot,” he told MUTV.

“You keep getting bodies in the box, you keep putting pressure on and you grind them down and eventually you’re going to create a clear-cut chance. Thankfully, tonight it fell to me.

"I'm always pleased when I chip in, especially when it's a big result in the last minute of extra time,” the centre-back said separately to BBC Sport.

“I'm a bit disappointed that I've only scored three goals, it's something I'm working on and looking to improve between now and the end of the season and hopefully I can carry that into next season."
While Maguire is delighted to have clinched our spot in the last four of the FA Cup, the defender has loftier aims than that.

"It would mean everything [to win the FA Cup],” he said. “I joined this club to win trophies. It's a great tournament and hopefully we play a lot better in the semi-final than tonight.

"It was a difficult game and we made hard work of it,” he added, on Saturday’s game. “We weren't at our best, but that's what happens in cup games sometimes.
"We had a tough game in the heat on Wednesday but we made changes so that shouldn't be the reason. I can't really put a finger on it at the moment, we'll have to watch it back and see. We played a little slow and went through the middle a bit too much, we should have done wide a lot more. We're in the semi-final and that's all that matters.”

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