‘We should have won’ – Harry Maguire says after derby defeat

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Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire believes his side should have won or at least gotten a draw in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

United put in a good shift in the first half and were unlucky to lose the half 2-1. However, the second half performance was a woeful one for Manchester United, as City scored two more goals in the second period.

Speaking after the game, the Manchester United skipper admitted it was a disappointing result for the players and everyone associated with the club, as he admitted that United deserved more from the game.

Maguire said: “It’s a disappointing result for the players, for the club, for the fans, for everyone involved. We come into these games full of emotion, we give everything, we work tirelessly in the preparation, we look forward to the games and we had great belief that we could get the result.

“So, first and foremost, it’s very disappointing that we’ve come here and got the result that we did. The game was 50-50 first half. [It was] very disappointing to go in 2-1 down, I felt like the game was probably edged towards ourselves and we could have gone in with a positive result. But 2-1 down, and we could take the positives into the second half and we’ve come out and we haven’t performed in the second half.

“We haven’t done things that we did in the first half well, and for me, the main thing was, when we had the ball, we just gave it back to them far too cheaply, far too easily, we weren’t clean enough with our passing. And in moments where we did have chances to hurt them we weren’t clinical enough, we weren’t clean enough with the passing and the transitional moments in the game, especially in the second half. We gave away the ball far too easily and we know that they like to control the game through possession and they did that in the second half.”