Harry Maguire says haters will make Manchester United title win sweeter

Date published: Friday 5th February 2021 10:08 - Matthew Briggs

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Harry Maguire says winning the Premier League with Manchester United will be a sweet experience knowing the number of people willing them to fail.

United have positioned themselves in the hunt for the title for the first time since their won the league in 2013.

It’s been a painful road since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and United’s detractors have been noisy.

Maguire is well aware that United are either loved or hated across the country following the glory years under Fergie and believes proving the haters wrong will make a title win even sweeter.

Speaking on the Utd Podcast, he was asked by ex-United defender David May if he enjoys the hatred: “I enjoy it. I don’t mind it at all.

“When I lift my first trophy at this club it will put a bigger smile on my face knowing there’s a lot of people not wanting us to do that.

“We are the most talked about club in the world. A lot of people don’t want us to do well.

“A lot of people want us to fail and that’s the world that we live in. I’m pretty used to it now.”



United can peg back Man City at the top of the table if they beat Everton at home on Saturday night. That may only last 24 hours though as City, who have a game in hand, take on Liverpool on Sunday.

Maguire: We have improved

There’s no doubt United have improved having finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool last season; Maguire though wants more.

“I’ve felt from the moment I walked into this club we have improved a lot,” added the England man.

“Performance-wise is so important because you can get lucky in one, two, three games when your performances aren’t good and you scrape wins. But you are never going to last over a season.

“You have to make sure performances look after themselves and give yourself an opportunity to go and win games over a period.

“Keep improving but for sure, at this club we have got to win trophies.

“We have to start competing in the league to win the title and then we have to start lifting trophies and winning the biggest competitions in the world and being involved in them.”

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