MAD MAG FRESH footage from Manchester United’s FA Cup clash against Fulham has shown why Harry Maguire was furious before United’s penalty.
The clash had seen Fulham take a 1-0 lead before Jadon Sancho’s strike struck the arm of Willian on the line.
Issa Diop could be seen kicking up the penalty spot
Before Harry Maguire confronted him
Fulham then lost their heads, with Aleksandar Mitrovic and Marco Silva both being sent off with Willian following fierce protests.
While all this occurred, United captain Maguire was involved in a mass of players from both teams.
However, as he then moved towards the penalty spot, Antony told him how Fulham defender Issa Diop had been kicking up the penalty spot.
Maguire then confronted the ex-West Ham star, repeatedly pushing him back as he tried to step back onto the spot while other United players attempted to fix the damage caused.
Diop was then seen debating with Marcel Sabizter and Antony, before he is seen hugging Maguire at the end of the footage.
Fans rushed to the comments to commend Maguire.
One user said: “You watch this and then see how much these players (Maguire, mostly) get abused when all they’re doing is defending the team and the badge.”
A second user added: “Maguire has earned my immense respect
“He might not be a great defender but he’s a good lad.”
A third added: “Fair play Maguire! Big up!🙌🏼.”
Bruno Fernandes went on to score the penalty, kick-starting the team’s comeback as they sealed a 3-1 victory.
The win has set up an FA Cup semi-final with Brighton, with the prospect of a Manchester derby in the final.
Another storyline in the scuffle saw Luke Shaw and Kenny Tete cuddling during the chaos.