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‘I don’t know what I’ve just seen’: Sky pundit shocked by another moment involving Man United 24-year-old

Erik ten Hag showered praise on Harry Maguire as the Manchester United center-back continued his redemption story with a game-winning goal in their hard-fought 1-0 triumph over FC Copenhagen.

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This victory at Old Trafford spared the Red Devils from another disappointing result, with Maguire breaking the deadlock in the 72nd minute, followed by Andre Onana’s dramatic penalty save as the final act of the match.

Maguire has found his way back into Ten Hag’s starting lineup in recent matches, and the Dutch manager is delighted by the significant improvements shown by the English international.

During his post-match press conference at Old Trafford, Ten Hag expressed, “He’s become much more proactive in possession, taking a step forward and delivering precise passes.

He’s also more aggressive, stepping in for defensive actions, displaying great confidence in one-on-one duels.”

“I believe he’s asserting his dominance at the right moments, winning his battles. And then you see him reaping the rewards, particularly with his heading ability,” Ten Hag added.

The evening was also a particularly sweet one for goalkeeper Onana, who enjoyed what is undoubtedly his best moment in a Manchester United shirt since his £47 million transfer from Inter Milan.

Ten Hag commented on the Cameroonian keeper, saying, “Penalty-saving is one of his strong suits. He’s a highly skilled penalty saver.

I think he put on a very strong performance on Saturday and carried that form into today’s game. Let’s not forget his remarkable save just after halftime during a counter-attack.”

However, despite the victorious start to their European campaign, the narrow win is unlikely to silence critics, as the performance was far from convincing.

Ten Hag acknowledged, “The first half was not good. It was a challenging match because Copenhagen was extremely well-organized, making it tough to create scoring opportunities.

We struggled with our buildup play and couldn’t establish the right tempo for the game.”

“The second half, in my opinion, was an improvement. Our buildup play improved, we made more switches and created more scoring opportunities.

In the end, I believe the victory was well-deserved, but it was a close call,” Ten Hag concluded.

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