Match Official Calls for Manchester United to Replace Harry Maguire in the Game Against Fulham
In the 60th minute of a pivotal Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Fulham, John Brooks felt compelled to signal to Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff, indicating that he had observed a potential issue with Harry Maguire.
Evidently, the English international had previously suffered a head collision just four minutes into the match, prompting medical attention. At that time, Maguire displayed clear bruising around his left eye and appeared disoriented.
Despite undergoing initial medical evaluations and being cleared to continue, Brooks exhibited concern for Maguire’s well-being during the second half. This led to a brief departure from the pitch for the defender.
Notably, despite having Raphael Varane as a viable substitute on the bench, Maguire was allowed to continue playing after the secondary assessment.
In the commentary for TNT Sport, Jermaine Jenas remarked, “This incident occurred earlier in the game, didn’t it? If he’s experiencing issues now, he may have to be substituted.” Commentator Darren Fletcher added, “You pointed it out initially from up here, saying, ‘He doesn’t appear to be in the best condition’.”
Jenas further commented, “He appears somewhat dazed. From a performance perspective, he has been reliable, making crucial blocks and fulfilling his defensive duties. However, it’s undeniable that he does not seem to be in the best state. I would be quite surprised if he can continue playing.”