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Harry Maguire at the centre of tunnel clash as tempers flared in derby day victory

by Derick Kinoti


Harry Maguire was at the centre of a heated tunnel discussion after Manchester United downed Manchester City.

United came from a goal down to beat City and clinch all three points.

The result now leaves the Red Devils in third place, a point below their noisy neighbours.

In what was a thrilling game that ended perfectly for United, Bruno Fernandes‘ equalizing goal has elicited a lot of controversy.

Casemiro made a brilliant line-breaking pass to Marcus Rashford who was undoubtedly offside.

However, the Englishman cleverly avoided getting a touch on the ball and excluded himself from play.

He instead left it to Fernandes who was onside. The Portuguese made no mistake as he finished in fine fashion to bring his side level.

A bullish Fernandes explained the goal in his post-match comments but expectedly, that has done little to make complaints abate.

According to The Mail, Norwegian reporter Jan Aage Fjortoft relayed witnessing a heated clash between Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire and Pep Guardiola.

The Mail details, “Manchester City’s Jack Grealish was involved in a heated discussion along with Pep Guardiola and Harry Maguire in the tunnel after Man United’s 2-1 win in the derby.”

“Grealish, who scored City’s only goal of the game, was very disappointed but not aggressive as he vented his anger in the tunnel, while the Cityzens manager and United captain were also talking a bit.”

Fjortoft said, “We know there is a big history around this derby,’ he said. ‘After losing 6-3, you must understand that Manchester United will be very happy to turn this game around.”

Like Pep Guardiola and Manuel Akanji, Fjortoft seemed to agree that Fernandes’ goal should not have stood.

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