They were hated, now they are heroes as Manchester United gifts its fandom the perfect evening narrative.
Not all heroes wear capes, and certainly not every time Harry Maguire and Andre Onana are meant to be the villains for Manchester United.
Manchester United faced certain humiliation against Danish club, FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League tonight only to have their fortunes change thanks to the unlikely heroics of Andre Onana and Harry Maguire.
The former Red Devils’ captain who has faced media criticisms in recent weeks came up with what became the match winning goal at the 72nd minute, thanks to a cross by Christian Eriksen to open the score line at Old Trafford.
However, it was the last minute heroics of Cameroonian goalie, Andre Onana in saving a last minute penalty kick that defined the ending of the game.
Harry Maguire who has since his re-integration into the squad has been showing signs of improving form, netted his first goal of the season at a time Erik ten Hag’s side couldn’t have wanted it more.
His contribution left waves of excitement rocking from the home crowd, igniting hopes of into the Old Trafford crowd as Manchester United salvaged their first Champions League points of the current season to move from last spot to third place in their group table.
Erik ten Hag’s men were undoubtedly in dire need of this victory, and it was thanks to 2 individuals, Harry Maguire and Andre Onana once regarded as villains who became unlikely heroes to save Manchester United from a banter night.
In a related news, fellow Premier League side, Arsenal also salvage a victory away from home against Sevilla in a 1-2 win.