FILE - Manchester United captain Harry Maguire. Photo: Peter Powell/AFP
FILE - Manchester United captain Harry Maguire. Photo: Peter Powell/AFP

WATCH: Manchester United improving but second place not good enough, says captain Harry Maguire

By Reuters Time of article published May 25, 2021

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Manchester United have shown steady improvement this season but second place in the Premier League will never be good enough, captain Harry Maguire said.

United finished runners-up, 12 points behind champions Manchester City, but they can still end the season on a high as they face Villarreal in Wednesday's Europa League final.

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"From last season to this season we're definitely improving," Maguire said in an interview on The Overlap YouTube channel.

"We've actually been on a good run ourselves and the run City have been on has just been incredible. You have got to give them credit. They broke away with something like 20-odd games on the bounce.

"We dropped some silly points in silly games. We know we can do better in some games and be a bit more ruthless in others and really have great belief in the bigger games that we can go and win that game.

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"We've got to be winning Premier League titles. Second isn't good enough, and I'm sure the lads all agree on that."

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The centre back could miss the Europa League final as he has not fully recovered from an ankle ligament injury sustained in their 3-1 victory at Aston Villa this month.

The injury is also a worry for England coach Gareth Southgate, who will name a provisional extended squad ahead of Euro 2020.


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