English footballer Harry Maguire bizarrely became a major point of discussion in Ghana’s parliament on Thursday. However, the discussion certainly did not impress Maguire as the centre-back was the subject of ridicule.
Ghanaian Member of Parliament Isaac Odongo compared the performance of the country’s vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumya, to that of Maguire.
Odongo said the vice-chairman continues to score goals himself just like the Manchester United defender.
“[At Leicester] he is [Harry Maguire] He was dealing with everyone and throwing his body all over the place. He was seen as the best defender in the world. Manchester United went and bought it. He became the biggest threat in Manchester United’s defence, at tackle [his own] players and give passes to opponents. Mr. Speaker, even when the opponents fail to score, Maguire will score for them. Mr. Speaker, as you remember in this country we also have an economic Maguire,” Odongo said during Thursday’s debate.
However, the football analogy in the Ghana Parliament did not stop there. Another MP, Alex Tetteh Djournobois, later threatened to vote the ex-president back in power and compared that to Chelsea’s decision to sign Romelu Lukaku again in 2021.
Maguire was booked by Manchester United in August 2019 for £80m. He became the most expensive defender in the world at that point.
Maguire has signed a six-year contract at Old Trafford. However, his offerings have so far failed to justify their price tag.
The 29-year-old even recently lost his place in the playing XI.
So far, he has played 153 matches for Manchester United, scoring eight goals.
Maguire has played in all three matches of the 2022 World Cup and the England defense have only conceded two goals in the fantastic event so far.
Maguire was called up in the 70th minute against Iran.
In their next match, England will face Senegal in the round of 16 on December 5.
Maguire may still get more playing time in the 2022 World Cup, but Belgium striker Lukaku’s campaign in Qatar came to an end on Thursday.
Lukaku had many chances to score against Croatia but the Inter Milan striker failed to find defence. A goalless draw against Croatia ended Belgium’s chances of reaching the last 16.
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