"They're not dominant!" | Gary Neville analyses Maguire and Lindelöf's centre-back partnership
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss Manchester United's current defensive/goalkeeper partnerships, comparing them to the club's great partnerships of the past, to figure out why United's backline are leaking so many goals.
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  • George

    if you had to come up with a ranking for man utds top 10 worst signings of the 21st century, Maguire would be at no.1 for me. The fact that they spent £80m on him means they've got to persist with him when it's clear he's a failed btec neil ruddock

  • David Edwin Roy
    David Edwin Roy

    Gary!!!!!! We knew this way before! N u lots with all those designations, football experiences were the ones who bought these 2 nuts. Including Pogba n tht nitwit mourinho. Now...listen. U only got 1 of the above out of the team. Fred, Pogba, Lindelof, harry are all not calibre enough.

  • Ahmad AlSubhi
    Ahmad AlSubhi

    You don't need to be a skyscraper to play as a centre back, Mascherano played for Barca there and he won bloody everything and he was phenomenal, Guardiola played Kimmich for a whole season as a centre back with Bayern Munich.

  • SuperChelsea29

    Maguire is shite simple as that

  • LiFE of an OREO
    LiFE of an OREO

    The Problem is Maguire is the Problem

  • George Whaley
    George Whaley

    Cannot stand Lindelof we have better CB’s ready to go

  • D M
    D M

    The problem is Maguire alone here.

  • Uriah Heep
    Uriah Heep

    Leave De Gea alone. End of.

  • SuicidaL10dencY

    Too sad that 80mil is, honestly, not worth it. One benefit is he barely barely gets injured, I give him that but other than that; he’s absolutely not worthy.


    Lindelof isn't the issue Maguire is

  • Devin Halim
    Devin Halim

    What they need basically is faster and stronger defender to help either maguire or Lindelof ,and one of them need to be dropped off,i think maybe Koulibaly could be the solution

  • Duval In The Wall
    Duval In The Wall

    Lindelof in that thumbnail lmao

  • Surijit Dcosta
    Surijit Dcosta

    They both need to be out and we definitely need a stronger pair

  • Rahan Abdur
    Rahan Abdur

    We blame de gea it’s help from the centre half’s like Edwin had , Peter had, Manuel neuer has

  • shivank tyagi
    shivank tyagi

    anyone who is not English is a problem for these people. this tells a lot why they don't win world cup. There they don't have de gea or Linderlof or Matic or Martial to blame.

  • Mr X
    Mr X

    Why criticise when your not involved?

  • T G
    T G

    Lindelof is hopeless, ball watcher

  • T G
    T G

    Harry Maguire and lindelof is not good enough for any team in the premiership

  • Alama Austin
    Alama Austin

    The problem is lindelof and maguire are definitely not good enough

  • BK 2018
    BK 2018

    Why should someone get someone to cover someone else lol this isn’t how football is, you have 1 rock defender and get him another rock defender not someone who fills the other defenders weakness.

  • Damon Aspeling
    Damon Aspeling

    We'll never have a partnership like Ferdinand and Vidic

  • Imran Khan
    Imran Khan

    Lindelof is poor in the air, so weak. Also slow. Maguire is very slow and that's his issue. Other than that he's fairly good at everything. Bailly needs to replace Lindelof.

  • Zuhayr Jappie
    Zuhayr Jappie

    Nobody: Jamie Carragher: I wasn't the biggest centre bakhlgh

  • Lloyd George
    Lloyd George

    Utd have let more goals in since Maguire arrival. Bailey with lindelof would work better

  • nitarsh

    Spot on Gary and Carragher. Some are saying, but then why is De Gea also blamed here? well, despite him making some "impossible" saves, it is more important that he is consistent in saving the "possible" saves. And De Gea has had many many blunders in the last 2 seasons despite playing exclusively in all the games. Another problem with De Gea is he is not very dominant. Some physically strong strikers are able to bully him and not all the time refereeing decisions go the GK's way. De Gea reminds me of Iker Casillas towards the end of his career. And how Keylor Navas really solidified that. I think Dean Henderson needs to be given the chance.

  • Paddy Coney
    Paddy Coney

    Money doesn't come in to it. Maguire has been responsible for letting more goals in than Lindelof. Just because UTD had their pants pulled down over his price, shouldn't make him an automatic first choice. Ferguson wouldn't have put up with his displays. If he's picked for every game, there is no chance that he will ever learn by his mistakes.

  • A drian
    A drian

    Ivd rather have Leicesters Fofana and Evans... Soyuncu as backup.... Than utds current cenyre back options

  • Andrew Lynch.
    Andrew Lynch.

    Make Mctominey a centre back and pair him with baily. I think united could win the league

  • clride kabi
    clride kabi

    Lindelof over Maguire all day long.

  • Jimmy Saville
    Jimmy Saville

    Pair of twats

  • FAAR Football analogies and reviews
    FAAR Football analogies and reviews

    Look at my recent video on why Maguire is overlooked

  • Fabrice Irakoze
    Fabrice Irakoze

    Lindelof’s problem is lindelof, maguire’s problem is maguire. They also each other’s problem

  • Admiral K
    Admiral K

    finally after blaming axel, de gea and the whole lot. slow sport news have found the problem. Well done.

  • Kutlwano Sayed-Phale
    Kutlwano Sayed-Phale

    De Gea is not the problem 🤦🏾‍♂️ Maguire and Lindelof are the problem and they cost us the high line 💔

  • mattyboy816

    Gary, can you put the same stats up with Maguire & Bailly?? I’m pretty sure those stats would be a different story!!! Lindelof simply not good enough he’s not a premier league centre half. Give Bailly a run alongside Maguire 👍🏼

  • Hafiz Ibrahim
    Hafiz Ibrahim

    I feel like when Bailly plays with Maguire he's on another level, Lindelof just doesn't contribute that much tbh....

  • Grassroots Football
    Grassroots Football

    maguire could be a colossal centre half and has shown glimpses of his true potential this season but as long as victor lindeof is his partner he will never progress.. nothing against lindelof he has a great attitude but lets call a spade a spade edit n this nonsense in the comments that de gea has actually done alright this season.. no he hasn't who in the right mind would say that, he has been error prone af. de gea is a club legend but now is the time to go with henderson, a point which carra makes well n this nonsense that maguire is "protected" because he's english.. harry maguire has been criticized pretty much every week for the past 2 seasons, even when he does well... a top homegrown centre half is an invaluable tool in any quest for domestic success.. what's worse is there are some manchester united fans touting this rubbish.. why do you support an english team if you hate the english so much it makes no sense

  • Kirk Bowles
    Kirk Bowles

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  • jas j
    jas j

    Maguire is the problem....wan Bissaka, mc tominay, lindeloff,shaw Will work for united

  • sohail sohail
    sohail sohail

    facccctttttttssssss and I am city fan

  • Ben Bacharach
    Ben Bacharach

    Gary: They need someone like Bailly. Bailly: ...But I’m like Bailly😢

    • Jermaine Johnson
      Jermaine Johnson

      @Stupid Pig 😆🤣😂😹 Tuanzebe must be like Damm

    • Stupid Pig
      Stupid Pig

      Hacksaw Havoc there was this guy who pocketed mbappe and never played again but he must've died or something

    • Damon Aspeling
      Damon Aspeling

      @Hacksaw Havoc Spot on

    • Hacksaw Havoc
      Hacksaw Havoc

      He means a non injury prone bailly

  • Karla Boi
    Karla Boi

    I wonder if Players watch these videos

  • Prince

    Mark Goldbridge spoke about the center backs for the past year. DeGea is not the problem, he is a world class keeper. U just need a faster centerback.

  • Ollie Facer
    Ollie Facer

    Good defenders are massively underrated, if you don’t concede a goal your can’t lose.

  • Keep Eating
    Keep Eating

    Man Utd play Maguire because he cost 80mil. But how much are they losing by being trophyless every season he plays? The additional problem is that you cannot reclaim that money back, no team will buy him for even half of that. So yes, they're stuck with him for the foreseeable, unless he gets injured. If I was Ole I'd have him training with gymnastics, not to encourage anything too serious, just a broken arm maybe, or a torn muscle. You know, keep him out for a month or so. Then bring in someone decent.

  • Calvin Laban
    Calvin Laban

    Why isnt baily playing? Hé done Allright when he was playing this season right?

  • Tristan Edwards
    Tristan Edwards

    Neutral here. Lindelof has been shocking at United. Definitely not good enough if they want to get back to the United of old. Never seen him play a good 90.

  • FwatBwoy

    Maguire is the main problem, he's got in over his head, 85m price tag, captains band, he feels like he is untouchable. He needs to have 1-2 world class centre backs in so he has to work to force himself to the starting XI.

  • Naki Tupou
    Naki Tupou

    Right on the money Gary 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. It's unfortunate that Lindelof is the casualty because I feel he's been better than Maguire this season but it has to be him due to our 80mil captain.


    Maguire is horrible

  • Angelos Vlahos
    Angelos Vlahos

    Onana Maguire Sule

  • hasibur hassan
    hasibur hassan

    they did not spent 80 M, they wasted !!! and why you are always try to move pointer from MAGUIRE!!! That ridiculous!! Look at Van dijk! who are besides him? the same joel matip and joe gomes. But dijk performs well and take the responsibility of the defense. And than look at Maguire!!! Every match he makes mistakes!!! he don't even perform in good level and MANUTD gives him armband!!! in the first year!!!

  • john ndungu
    john ndungu

    When Maguire plays with Bailly he's so good...with linderlof he's down

  • superboy ashley
    superboy ashley

    100 facts baily wan bissaka and shaw 3 at the back

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith

    Dawson is better than Maguire

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith

    Gary Neville the best dominant defender ever .

  • Simp Reincarnated
    Simp Reincarnated

    Maguire problem is himself he doesnt play like an 80mil defender he is always out of postion and he makes dumb mistakes

  • LiveWireRed B.
    LiveWireRed B.

    What I liked about Vidic was his dominance in the air and no one could bully him on set pieces. Ferdinand was maybe more finesse in his style but he was quick and brilliant in the air as well. Maguire and Lindelof collectively and individually are laughable in comparison but then again most cbs would be. Atleast with Maguire he is similar to Vidic in his style.

  • Wesley Edwards
    Wesley Edwards

    I got what Gary is saying..an he is right about what he is saying

  • Ak 47
    Ak 47

    I don't agree yet on replacing DDG. His the only 1 in nan utd with a prem. I think Lindelof is just sold for me and can be bullied

  • Keeks Keeks
    Keeks Keeks

    How about axel and bailey then switch lindelof McQueen is good but to win the league and the uefa we need a real cb. McQueen was worth 40 50 but since he's English we broke the bank

  • Simon James
    Simon James

    There going for Ramos that would be perfect

  • toby John
    toby John

    There’s only one issue… Maguire and Lindelof are at best average premier league defenders. Rio and Vidic must just laugh at them!!

  • Aaron T
    Aaron T

    bailey is good

  • Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor

    If you’re building a defence around Maguire you’re already in trouble

  • Ben Amin
    Ben Amin

    Ridiculous british pundits still talking about physicality in 2021 smh.

  • Jo Nightwing
    Jo Nightwing

    Even with 7 defensive players, Man Utd still somehow concedes.

  • Big Tone
    Big Tone

    Man City spent alot of money on Ake, didn't work out as quick as they liked so they brought in Diaz. Looks like a decision which will bring them the title. It's either working or it isn't, you don't just continually play somebody because of what they cost. With a mentality like that you deserve to do badly. Again look how easily Pep benched Stones despite what he cost...

  • Isaac

    Kinda sad that maguire is the one that needs to be replaced but since he cost united 80 mil

  • Ed Dowling
    Ed Dowling

    This is basically an indictment of Ole’s defensive system 😅 a house built on sand(a fridge) won’t stand

  • Amas Albert
    Amas Albert

    Thank you GNev... Both CBs are very similar in style and we would need some Bailly type CB to pair with each o'em

  • Wafiq Van Schalkwyk
    Wafiq Van Schalkwyk

    Lindelof and maguire are the problem yet Jamie who was a CB says we need to drop de gea the idiocy of that man sometimes he just speaks utter rubbish

  • Maria Malik
    Maria Malik

    Gary making the schoolboy error of using a white pen over a white background...

  • Michael Ntim Karikari
    Michael Ntim Karikari

    Lindelof is the whole problem

  • Football drills - Tube
    Football drills - Tube

    Defence starts from the forwards. If the ball isn’t sticking up top because of players like Martial then it’s constant pressure on the defence

  • Bia

    They are like the ~Blanc Brown Bartez~

  • Sylvestors Mlambo
    Sylvestors Mlambo

    Well said Gary

  • Kyle Glennon
    Kyle Glennon

    Lindelof is a far better center back than McGuire

  • ALI Darwishi
    ALI Darwishi

    Honestly those games that Bailey was playing, he was covering Maguire's ass every time, he's the biggest problem

  • John Mangion
    John Mangion

    So we have to keep Maguire and basically find someone that is better than Maguire in every aspect. Hmmmmm could be looking for a while.

  • GoogleName

    has gary neville been listening to mark goldbridge?

  • DBZ

    Maguire should be kicked out first..then other things will fall in place.

  • Nathan Kennedy
    Nathan Kennedy

    How are man united so high in the PL smh

  • Matt Gamble
    Matt Gamble

    My wife said this when she left me

  • VAG 4747
    VAG 4747

    Well as a defender myself...the understanding between all 4 with the defensive Midfielder is the KEY to a solid defensive line.. communication is utmost lacking in Man Utd...but easy said than done!!!

  • Yvan Philogène
    Yvan Philogène

    Strange that nothing is said about Lindelof's back problem. I think both Carragher and Neville know how difficult it is to play with back pain. And how about Maguire playing all matches. Does anybody think this is not normal? How can it be humanly possible to keep such a high level of performance during so many consecutive games. I can't believe De Gea, at 30, is on a downhill slide. How is it possible? Man! I was expected him to play until 40, at the top level.

  • Ton Huyen Thu
    Ton Huyen Thu

    The husky silver alternately saw because panty qualitatively balance along a talented block. meek, unwritten antarctica

  • Nick Gornall
    Nick Gornall

    Problem is that United won’t drop Maguire because of the price tag, but there are a lot better options out there to replace him with.

  • lil devil
    lil devil

    Every sky sports subscriber that doesn't support liverpool or man utd should get 80% off there monthly bill

  • Andre Daling
    Andre Daling

    New CB is required you need a dominant aerial agressive leader thought ruben dias could be the perfect fit unfortanetely he joined the blue side of manchester

  • REE Ree
    REE Ree

    I said it last season that the two of them wouldn't win them a title. Yes they had a very good defensive record last season. But the goals conceded contained many individual errors. We were poor offensively because we were concentrating on shielding Lindelof and Maguire. AWB did that so much last season. And when Ole has said enough is enough we're going to be more attacking this season, you can clearly see that they're conceding a lot more. Many goals we conceded this season are preventable. Strangely enough we have the best attack in the league in terms of goals. We only conceded 36 goals in the league last season. We've conceded 31 at this stage already. We've scored 50 goals already this season but we only managed to score 66 last season. We had a GD of plus 30. Currently we only have a GD of plus 19. That tells you the whole story already.

  • Prince Marwin
    Prince Marwin

    Love the way how media try’s and pulls in de gea every time, he has been faultless for most of the season and has been great but the media always tries to make this agenda that ddg has to be dropped. You don’t hear them calling Maguire crap (his form has been bad) why ? English bias ?

  • 10cesc4

    Man utd problem is maguire. He's a joke and for 80 million pounds he's got a guaranteed spot no matter how trash he is.

  • BtskHD

    Sevilla’s centerback Kounde is a good one for united !

  • Sean R
    Sean R

    Cloughie got it spot on- you build a team from the back.

  • joeking88

    What a proper mess they have made for themselves over the goalkeeping situation. De Gea cannot win.

  • joeking88

    I think if Utd were leaking stupid goals cause of goalkeeping mistakes then blame De Gea but I think the majority fall on the defence. Isn't a good sign when you need two CDM's in the squad to defend the defence yet they still concede.

  • Slick Dick Rick
    Slick Dick Rick

    Maguire has lost all my respect as a CB at this club. He's absolutely bang average. Lindelof has been solid at this club, always giving his best. We need to sign a CB to partner Lindelof, not Maguire.

  • Incognito

    Not dominant 'aNaLysIS'

  • King Ous
    King Ous

    Gary just tell the truth, ur mate can’t hack it 😂😂