In one of the more unexpected and bizarre clips you’ll see during the World Cup, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been hilariously ripped to shreds during an economic debate in the Ghanaian parliament.
Despite his struggles with form at Old Trafford, resulting in him being dropped by new boss Erik ten Hag, Maguire has remained one of Gareth Southgate’s most trusted players for England.
The centre-back has done well to quiet his critics during Qatar 2022 so far, slotting in alongside Manchester City’s John Stones and helping the Three Lions register back-to-back clean sheets against the USA and Wales.
However, Ghanaian politician Isaac Adongo hasn’t been won over by Maguire. He used the defender as a punchline during a budget debate, comparing him to Ghana’s vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia.
“But there is a player like you in the United Kingdom in England called Maguire that is playing for Manchester United,” Adongo said.
“Harry Maguire. He is a defender. He is a tackler and throwing his body everywhere like he was the best defender in the world.
“Manchester United went and bought him. He became the biggest trend at the centre of Manchester United’s defence and began to give assists to opponents.”
“In this country we have an economic Maguire. The same economic Maguire was giving lectures at university on how to restore the value of the city.
“Mr Speaker why did we give this Maguire the chance to be at the centre of our defence. He became the rest of our own goal.
“Our economic Maguire is taking control of the fundamentals of our economy and destroying all of them.”
Ghana are unlikely to face England in Qatar. If they can make it through the grudge match against Uruguay, they’ll almost certainly be on the other side of the draw, meaning they’d only face the Three Lions if both of them make it to the final.
Why’s Harry Maguire being discussed at the parliament in Ghana 😭😭pic.twitter.com/zytwEmbr6J
— jαck (@UtdOptimist) December 1, 2022