Manchester United captain Harry Maguire scored as his facet got here from a objective all the way down to beat Newcastle United 4-1 away on Saturday earlier than dismissing speak of a disaster following their sluggish begin to the Premier League season.
Maguire’s staff had been behind after two minutes earlier than the England defender equalised with a towering header halfway via the second half and late targets from Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford secured the victory.
Maguire and his staff mates got here in for loads of criticism following their below-par efficiency within the 6-1 dwelling thrashing by Tottenham Hotspur two weeks in the past however the 27-year-old dismissed speak of a disaster.
“It is humorous, three video games into the season and it looks like a giant disaster. Gained two, misplaced two. There’s a lengthy technique to go, we’ve got to enhance,” he informed Sky Sports activities.
“Whenever you play for this membership and get beat at dwelling, we ask questions. We work laborious in coaching, it’s a nice group and we knew we needed to bounce again. I felt it might have been actually harsh if we got here away with only a level.”
The sport at St James’ Park appeared to be heading for a draw till United’s Portuguese midfielder Fernandes struck 4 minutes from time, with two extra late strikes placing a shine on the scoreboard for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet.
“It was vital. Each recreation within the Premier League we wish to be on high. Some video games we is not going to be at our greatest however we’ve got to do the fundamentals nicely and within the video games we misplaced we did not do the fundamentals nicely,” Maguire stated.
“We’re nonetheless a younger staff, however we can’t use that as an excuse. It was disappointing to start out like we had, however [it was a] huge efficiency tonight once we wanted it,” he added after a tricky week during which he was despatched off taking part in for England.