Ghana Lawmaker Isaac Adongo has tendered a deserved apology to Man United defender Harry Maguire for mocking him earlier this year, MySportDab reports.
Adongo sent social media buzzing with his viral comment on Harry Maguire during a parliamentary session to debate Ghana budget.
Speaking with rhetoric and enough clarity, Adongo made a footballing comparison between Ghana’s economic handlers and Harry Maguire.
According to him, Ghana’s economic chiefs were mishandling the Ghanaian economy with policies that were inhibiting the growth of the economy.
To him, such policies were not dessimilar to what Harry Maguire does at Manchester United that time – performing poorly as a defender and even helping his opponents by scoring own goals when the opponents could not find the back of the net.
An extract of Adongo’s satirical comment on Maguire read;
“If you are a fan of football, and I was happy to see the jubilation when Ghana won, but there was a player in the United Kingdom, in England called Maguire who was playing for Manchester United,” Adongo told the Ghana parliament.
“Harry Maguire, he’s a defender. He was tackling everybody and throwing his body everywhere. He was seen as the best defender in the world, Manchester United were at the bottom.
“He became the biggest threat at the centre of the Manchester United defence, tackling Manchester players and giving assists to opponents. Mr Speaker, when you see the opponents go to score, Maguire will score for them.”
Adongo’s rhetorics garnered widespread attention on global media, especially among football fans since Harry Maguire was on the lows of his career at Manchester United that time.
Maguire struggled under new Man United manager Erik ten Hag last season usually cutting a frustrated figure on the bench.
He was down the club’s pecking order in the defense with the likes of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez being ten Hag’s choice and regular center-backs.
Despite his Man United misfortunes then, Harry Maguire was still top of his game with England national team.
He was actively playing for England national team in 2022 World Cup in Qatar when Adongo dropped the satire because his Man United misfortunes showed no signs abating.
Maguire’s Man United deadlock continued into the current campaign as he struggled in Man United first seven games and was subsequently stripped of Man United captaincy.
Now, the table has turned for the former Leicester City defender at Manchester United. He is Erik ten Hag’s choice center-back with his competitor Raphael Varane struggling to regain his starting berth since returning from injury.
Maguire has started Man United Premier League and Champions League matches, including producing a stellar Champions League performance that saw United defeat FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford.
He also assisted a goal in Scott McTominay’s brace to help United complete a dramatic late comeback against Brentford in the Premier League.
With his impressive outing with the Red Devils so far, Isaac Adongo has made a u-turn on his previous comment on the player and has tendered an apology.
In footage shared by Joy Sports, Adongo said “You remember that last year I was very quick to call my big brother, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Harry Maguire,” he told parliament. “Mr Speaker, I now apologise to Harry Maguire…
“Today, Maguire has turned the corner and is a transformational footballer. Maguire is now scoring goals for Manchester United. Mr Speaker, Harry Maguire is now a key player for Manchester United.”