2023-01-24 14:18:32

Harry Maguire's furious agent called Troy Deeney to confront him over Man Utd criticism

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The Mirror
By Tom Blow

Troy Deeney has claimed Harry Maguire's agent called him after he criticised the Manchester United - and told him he "can't do that".

Birmingham City captain Deeney, 34, made the extraordinary allegation during an appearance on a podcast with former Watford team-mate Ben Foster. The incident is said to have happened in 2020 after Deeney questioned Maguire's form on a radio show.

"I was at Watford when his agent called me," recalled Deeney. "I was speaking about the leadership, about Harry Maguire, about David De Gea - about all the senior guys, why is it always Paul Pogba because it was always him getting battered early doors.

"That's all I said. I get to training and my phone is ringing from a number I don't know. The same number called two or three times so I thought, 'There must be a problem here'.

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