Harry Maguire battles with Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Maguire: We weathered Everton's storm

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has praised the side’s fightback against Everton amidst VAR controversy in the final minutes at Goodison Park.

The 26-year-old defender shared his thoughts on United’s ‘solid’ form after putting in a dominant display at the back against the Toffees.
 
“We’ve been really solid as of late, we’ve kept numerous clean sheets and to concede so early is disappointing, especially when you come to a tough place like Goodison Park,”
Maguire said after the game.
 
“It was disappointing, but we bounced back brilliantly in the first half, we dominated the game, created a lot of chances and thoroughly deserved to come in level at half-time.”

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Despite United’s strong comeback in the first half, it took until the 89th minute for the Reds to almost take the lead, through new loan signing Odion Ighalo, who was denied by a brilliant save by the Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
 
Then VAR took centre stage when the Toffees had the ball in the net via a Maguire deflection in the 92nd  minute, with Gylfi Sigurdsson eventually being deemed to be in an offside position.
 
“I saw him [Sigurdsson] sat down in front of David [De Gea] so I don’t know why the linesman hasn’t put his flag up and then gone to check VAR after,”
said the United captain.
“There was no doubt in my mind that it was offside.”
On reflection, Harry agreed with his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the result at Goodison Park was a fair one.
 
“It’s a big relief after the controversy of the last ‘goal’,”
he admitted.
 
“It’s probably an even game, a fair result, but we move on and we’ve got a lot of big games coming up. In the second half, we weathered a little bit of a storm from them. They had numerous corners but like I said, I think a draw is a fair result in the end.”
 
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