Man Utd captain Harry Maguire explains bizarre photoshopped picture


Manchester United captain Harry Maguire explains bizarre photoshopped picture after beating Leeds

A random face had been placed into the Elland Road crowd (Pictures: Getty / Twitter)

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has revealed he was trolling a Leeds-supporting friend after causing confusion with a photoshopped post on Twitter.

The centre-back opened the scoring at Elland Road on Sunday as United cemented their position in fourth place in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over their old rivals.

As is customary, Maguire made a celebratory post on social media after the game, tweeting ‘You Reds’ alongside a picture of his knee slide after scoring, but fans quickly realised there was something off about the post.

Maguire opened the scoring for United against Leeds (Picture: Getty)

For some strange reason, Maguire had mysteriously photoshopped the face of an unknown man onto someone in the Elland Road crowd.

The image perplexed Maguire’s followers, particularly because the original, unedited version of the photograph had been posted on his Instagram page without the addition of the mystery head.

But Maguire has now cleared up that the post was an in-joke aimed at one his close friends – who just so happens to support Leeds – and was payback for having tried to wind the United skipper up in the build-up to the match.

‘For everyone asking, it’s my good mate, a big Leeds fan,’ wrote Maguire on Monday as he cleared up the situation.

‘He was at the ground but not in the picture. He’s been giving us some stick all week so thought I’d add him in.’

Maguire might have been worried he would not get the chance to troll his friend, with United forfeiting yet another half-time lead by conceding two quickfire goals at the start of the second half to level the scores.

But substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga both netted late on to secure a 4-2 win and all three points for the Red Devils, who now have a four-point cushion in fourth place – though most of their rivals have multiple games in hand.

Maguire’s goal was actually the first time United have scored from a corner this season, ending a run of 138 corner attempts without netting, a stat the skipper described as ‘embarrassing’ after the game.

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