Harry Maguire says he can accept criticism of his performances but a line was crossed when he received a bomb threat earlier this year. In April, police conducted a sweep of the Manchester United and England defender’s home, where he lives with his fiancée and two young children.
“I’m big enough to accept people getting on my back and saying I can improve,” said the 29-year-old. “There is a line where we are human beings, I do have a family.” Maguire added: “People ask if it affects me. My mentality is that it doesn’t affect me too much but when it comes to bomb threats, it is more about family. My fiancée Fern. “I’m just happy my kids are at an age where they don’t read things and see things on the news.
“If my kids were an older age, they could see things and go to school and people are speaking about it. That is when it affects you a little bit more.” Maguire admits he endured a “tough” 2021-22 season, in which United finished sixth with their lowest points tally in the Premier League era.
The former Leicester defender received some intense criticism for his performances, but accepted that came with the territory of being a high-profile player. “Yes, it’s been a tough season – no hiding away from that,” he said.