Maguire's verdict on the 2-2 draw with Villa
Harry Maguire admits the Reds are frustrated by the performance and result against Aston Villa...
Q: What's your verdict? HM: We got ourselves in a great position second half and again conceded a sloppy goal really, I haven’t really looked back at it. Live, I thought it was offside but I haven’t looked at it back and obviously VAR is there for a reason and it was onside. But it’s disappointing because we got ourselves in a good position after the first half wasn’t good enough. Q: It seemed hard to get going in the first 45 minutes? HM: I think we started the game OK. I don’t think it was too bad. And then they scored really against the run of play. Fair play to Jack, it’s a goal we hold our hands up and it seems like this year we’re conceding a lot of excellent goals from outside the box. No, it was disappointing to go one down I think that really took the stuffing out of ourselves. We got a bit edgy and a bit nervy after the goal. We managed to get ourselves in a good position after half-time and we had full confidence that we were going to go on and win the game. Really, in the second half we dominated the half and it’s disappointing to draw 2-2. Q: We came back once again like we did against Sheffield United. We did the hard work but couldn’t hold on... HM: As a defender especially it’s frustrating. We haven’t really conceded many chances or goals prior to the last two games and then we’ve conceded five. And the attackers have scored five and we’ve ended up coming away with two points. It’s disappointing, especially as a defender. It’s something that we’ll work on but it’s not like we were conceding lots and lots of chances today. Like I said, Jack scored a worldie and the second goal has come from a set play which we need to tighten up on. Q: We’re famed for comebacks and late goals. Could you feel a late goal coming today? HM: Well, I felt every time we went forward in the second half, we were going to score. We caused them numerous problems. Anthony’s had a great chance, sometimes the ball doesn’t go in the back of the net. That’s what happened today, but like I said the first half wasn’t good enough. The second half was better but it’s disappointing to draw at Old Trafford. We go into any game against any opposition wanting to win. Q: Is it good that there’s another game coming quickly at Old Trafford this week? HM: Yeah, perfect. When you don’t win any football match you want a game as soon as possible to put things right and there’s no better way than to play Tottenham here at Old Trafford. The fans today were brilliant, even when we were losing the game they sang loud and proud and managed to get us into a good position, into a winning position and obviously Wednesday I know they’ll be right behind us and I hope we can get the result for them.