The 2022/23 campaign was disastrous in the career of Man United and England star Harry Maguire, which even led to a Ghanaian MP using his name to belittle another speaker in parliament.
MP Isaac Adongo was debating the economic budget when he took aim at Ghana Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia by saying that he loved to score political own goals, much like the Manchester United centre-back.
The clip of the Ghanaian politician went viral within the football community but it seemed very unfair to Maguire, who was going through a tough moment at the time.
The Man United star was once again criticised this summer for staying at Old Trafford but that has paid off as the defender has once again become an important player at the Manchester club, but ironically during a period when Erik ten Hag’s side are struggling as a whole.
That has led to MP Isaac Adongo apologising to Maguire and the England star has accepted it.
Ghanaian politician apologises to Man United star Harry Maguire
Speaking in parliament this week, Adongo said via JoySports: “If you remember last year I was very quick to compare [vice-president] Mahamudu Bawumia to Harry Maguire.
“Mr Speaker, I now apologise Harry Maguire. Mr Chairman, you got very angry when I used your defender as an example.
“Today Maguire has turned the corner, he’s a transformational footballer. Harry Maguire is now scoring goals for Manchester United.
“Mr Speaker, Harry Maguire is now a key player for Manchester United, as for our Maguire, he is now roaming at the high heavens with a cup in hand.
“As for our Maguire, the economic Maguire, he was able to get pensioners to leave their homes and come and parade in the streets.”
Upon seeing the clip of Adongo’s speech, Maguire took to social media to graciously accept the apology.
After what he has been through, the England star is deservedly getting praise for his hard work and this is yet another moment from last season that has been rectified.
“Today, Maguire has turned the corner and is a transformational footballer”
— ?? #JoySports (@JoySportsGH) November 22, 2023