Former Spurs and Real Madrid ace Rafael Van der Vaart slammed Manchester United defender Harry Maguire for his recent attempt against Bournemouth.
The £ 80 million defender ($ A145 million) was grabbed by Junior Stanislas ahead of the initial goal, before being rescued by his attackers in a dominant 5-2 win.
But the former Dutch international blew up England’s central defender, saying he scoffs at United for paying him so much.
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Van der Vaart told the Dutch TV channel Ziggo: “I think Maguire comes home every day and says to his wife: ‘I’m a fucking football, but I make so much money. They really believe I’m fine.
“I really think so, everyone laughs.”
It is not the first time that the Dutchman has launched into Maguire. After the English defender played the entire 1-1 draw with Liverpool in October, Van der Vaart slammed the United star.
He said: “If it’s worth so much money, Virgil van Dijk is worth € 300 million ($ A486 million).
“If I play with amateurs on Sunday afternoon, I can easily find three who can do it (what Maguire does on the pitch). I mean it seriously. A little silly to say, but I really think so. “
After the Bournemouth game, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was shot while hugging and chatting with Cherries’ central defender Nathan Ake, who enjoyed a stellar season.
Some fans played Solskjaer’s footage as he spoke to the defender while the coach said “we need a left center back, so keep going.”
Van der Vaart responded to that speculative lip reading by saying: “It’s nice if there is no crowd and music after the game. So feel things like this. A transfer? I hope for him, I think it is going very well. Why not?”
But Solskjaer downplayed the rumors that he would shift to the Dutch international.
“I have seven central defenders,” said Solskjaer. “I don’t know where it came from. We’re fine.”
United – and Maguire – turned their defensive troubles with a clean sheet on Friday morning as they knocked out poor Aston Villa 3-0.