Fans baffled at Erik ten Hag’s tactical decision against Real Sociedad

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Manchester United fans took to Twitter to express their shock at Erik ten Hag’s decision to play Harry Maguire as a striker against Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Manchester United needed to beat Real Sociedad by a 2-goal margin to top our Europa League group. With United chasing a second goal, Ten Hag brought in Harry Maguire to play as a centre forward alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Robbie Savage, who was on commentary duty for BT Sport said: “I never thought I’d ever see Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo playing up front together for Manchester United.”

Former striker Chris Sutton wrote: “Love Erik ten Hag bringing the Dutch way to these shores… Big Harry Maguire off the bench and playing centre forward.”

One United fan tweeted: “I don’t think any Manchester United fan could of ever predicted that Maguire and Ronaldo would be playing TOGETHER UPFRONT.”

“Ronaldo has gone from playing with Rooney and Benzema upfront to playing with Maguire upfront,” said another fan. 

A third supporter wrote: “Handing in my resignation if Maguire at striker scores before Ronaldo.”