Harry Maguire believes that hurting their rival Liverpool quadruple bid is not their motivation when they visit Anfield on Tuesday. They are looking to set the record straight following their 5-0 demolition at home earlier this season. Maguire described it as the worst day of his career. Manchester United are currently 19 points behind Liverpool and is hanging on to a top-four place by the skin of their teeth after a Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick secured a 3-2 win over Norwich.
“I don’t think that’s part of our motivation [stopping Liverpool’s quadruple bid], to be honest. I think the motivation is going to Anfield, playing against Liverpool and winning a football match and getting three points for this club and the fans,” Manchester United captain Harry Maguire said ahead of the Liverpool clash. “The fans have stuck with us throughout this season, they turn up in their numbers wherever they go, they’ve been amazing in such a difficult season. For us to go to Anfield, perform well and get the three points, would be a huge moment for us to give to the fans. So I think that’s the big motivation for us.”
“Yeah for sure, like you say that was such a low point, the lowest point of the season, one of the lowest points of my career, and I’m sure the rest of the lads, without international football involved in that,” he added. “You don’t need the motivation to play in these games. It’s such a big rivalry when you join this club you know the rivalry, it’s one of the biggest in the world. It’s a game we’ve got to look forward to. We know we’re going to have to play at our best to get something, and that’s what we’ve got to prepare for.”