By Nairaland Forum Footage has emerged appearing to show Harry Maguire comically headbutting Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s defeat by Atletico Madrid.
The duo endured nights to forget as United’s last chance of claiming silverware vanished with a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford and 2-1 aggregate loss against the Spanish champions.
Maguire struggled yet again with another poor defensive performance and was ironically cheered off by some of the home fans when he was replaced by Juan Mata with five minutes remaining.
ut his most comical moment came when he appeared to accidentally headbutt his own team-mate with United looking to score from a set piece in the 66th minute.
Maguire – a threat from set pieces – tried to hold off a couple of Atletico Madrid players in order to create room for either himself or his Portuguese team-mate Ronaldo to try and test goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
But the England defender only succeeded in leaving the 37-year-old in some pain, moving his head back and headbutting him and leaving him holding his teeth in pain.
However, the comedic element of that passage of play then looked to go to a new level when Maguire appeared to hit himself in the face with Atletico defender Reinildo Mandava’s hand.
Ronaldo did try to use his aerial prowess to head the ball very shortly after suffering that blow to the face, but was then again seen holding his mouth in some discomfort with the ball out of play.
Fans on social media also poked fun of Maguire for the bizarre incident in a matter of seconds, with one posting: ‘The headbutt is great but the fact Maguire slaps himself is even better.’
Another meanwhile added: ‘Best thing Maguire did all night was headbutt Ronaldo…lol.’
Other United fans however believed in prevented their side from equalising following Renan Lodi’s first-half header, commenting: ‘Probably could have scored from that free kick if Maguire didn’t headbutt Ronaldo in the head.’
Other United fans believed it was typical of their topsy-turvy season, with another adding: ‘That moment where Maguire headbutt him accidentally and delayed his run and stopped him from heading in at the back post just sums us up.’
However, others could only see the funny side, with one stating: ‘Only Maguire would headbutt Ronaldo before he went for a header. The bloopers from this season gonna be our greatest ever.’
However fans viewed it, it was another night on which Maguire and United failed to inspire as their final chance Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter