Manchester United fans were stunned by the performances of their center-backs, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof standing out widely against AC Milan.
The oft-criticized duo had to keep a clean sheet to give their team the best chance to continue and score against the Italian giants.
Milan had the advantage going into the second leg as they technically led away goals.
This meant it was up to United to attack and score as many goals as possible to qualify for the next round of the Europa League.
Paul Pogba scored just one goal quickly after the break so the defense had to prove their worth and it is safe to say that Maguire and Lindelof did.
I’m not a huge fan of Victor Lindelöf and Harry Maguire as a partnership with CB, but there’s no doubt about that now that they’re much better off with Dean Henderson behind them. All 3 were still very good tonight.
– Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) March 18, 2021
Incredibly impressive Lindelöf x Maguire tonight. Performances guaranteed on their part.
– Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 18, 2021
Pogba changes the game, Barry Maguire hosts a show at the San Siro that Maldini would be proud of
– ‘(@vintageredss) March 18, 2021
Lindelof has been crazy tonight, what a performance on his part.
– Devils of United 🔰 (@DevilsOfUnited) March 18, 2021
Lindelof did it today.
– AG BABY (@adekunleGOLD) March 18, 2021
Victor Lindelof was phenomenal today. Credit where it is due 👏
– Trey (@UTDTrey) March 18, 2021
The duo played side by side more than any other center-back partnership, but their weaknesses were not visible against Milan.
Manchester United had their backs to the wall by no means, but the home side certainly tried to put pressure on the defense as much as possible.
Thankfully Lindelof and Maguire stood up and pushed away whatever came their way, making the intense end of the match much easier to see.
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