‘He shouldn’t have done that’ — two pundits attack Maguire for his goal celebration

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Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has endured several difficult games recently for the club, and he has now drawn the wrath of media after his latest act.

The United skipper scored the opening goal for the Three Lions in the first half, and to celebrate his goal, he cupped his hands to the crowd and then put his fingers in his ears, which seemed to pass a message to his critics.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane attacked Maguire in the Itv studio, and Arsenal legend Ian Wright and also former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe thought it was a poor idea.

Ian Wright said: “The thing with it is you just don’t need to do it.

“just feel like it’s something I probably would have done, but you look at it now and you think: you don’t need to do that because you’ve got a lot of football to play.

“So don’t give them [the critics] the opportunity to say, “Right, we’ve got to him”. Just play the game Harry.”

Jermain Defoe, who was also at Wembley as part of ITV’s coverage, added: “Yeah you don’t need to do it. He’s scored the goal, it’s a good goal, you don’t need to do that.

“And what it does is it puts a sour taste in people’s mouths who don’t like that, and gives people the opportunity to wait for that bad performance again and have a go at him.”