HARRY MAGUIRE had “his career ended” by a filthy Junior Stanislas nutmeg as Bournemouth took a shock lead at Manchester United.
The Cherries went 1-0 up early at Old Trafford in their desperate bid to avoid relegation but ended up slumping to a 5-2 defeat.
And they had Stanislas – and Maguire – to thanks.
The England man, 27, was slow to get into position and was left for dead after an outrageous piece of quick thinking by the Bournemouth winger.
After failing to get in the right spot quickly enough, Maguire overcommitted and lunged in.
That allowed Stanislas to poke the ball through his legs and smash the ball into the net at David De Gea’s near post.
And fans on Twitter were quick to pile in on Maguire – and De Gea – for the blunder.
One wrote: “Harry Maguire has just had his career ended by Junior Stanislas.”
Another tweeted: “Stanislas just sent Harry Maguire back to Leicester.”
A third even joked: “Roy Keane is getting ready to go full Roy Keane on Maguire and De Gea.”
One added: “Don’t ever compare Maguire with Virgil Van Dijk. Please.”
Rapper AKA even chimed in saying: “Maguire seriously prone to moments of absolute muppetry.”
Maguire has come in for criticism since the restart, having played a role in goals from Steven Bergwijn against Tottenham and Todd Cantwell for Norwich even before Saturday’s gaffe.
Bournemouth entered the game in 19th – one point adrift of Watford after a torrid series of results.
Cherries players held a team meeting after their 4-1 humiliation against Newcastle, knowing boss Eddie Howe’s job is on the line.
Harry Maguire here 😳🥜 pic.twitter.com/m8LJFfqYfe
Maguire seriously prone to moments of absolute muppetry.
But despite taking the lead at Old Trafford, Bournemouth were no match for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s red-hot attackers.
Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all struck to put United firmly in control by the break.
Ex-United academy star Joshua King pulled one back from the spot but Greenwood added a second and Bruno Fernandes found the target as the hosts moved within two points of Chelsea in fourth.
Maguire and De Gea since the restart pic.twitter.com/yL2QYCSNIH