Carragher accuses Man Utd skipper Harry Maguire of ‘not being brave enough’

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has been accused of "not being brave enough" by Jamie Carragher.

The criticism comes after the Red Devils conceded a stoppage time equaliser against Everton on Saturday.

United twice led but ended up drawing 3-3 with Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbing a last gasp leveller.

The Toffees forward was quickest to pounce on a second ball, but Carragher has highlighted Maguire's role in the goal which came from a set piece.

He referenced his own experience when defending a free-kick late on and opting against holding the defensive line.

But the former Liverpool man believes Maguire almost took "too much" responsibility.

He said on Sky Sports: "Rafa Benitez used to be on at me, about free-kicks late in the game, constantly. I didn't have the nerve to hold the line.

"I'd be that nervous about concending a goal, I'd think 'I need to head this away'.

"When you're Harry Maguire in that position, and it's the position I'd be in. When you're at the back of the line – or certainly in the middle – and there's bodies everywhere, some players are offside, some are making runs.

"A lot of the time you can't see the ball. You're jumping and jostling – and what I would do, which was a mistake all the time, was I'd want to drop two yards so I could almost see the ball.

"I almost think Harry Maguire has taken too much responsibility – and that's what I used to at times.

"I'd think I'd want to head the ball, 'I'm that nervous I want to head this.' And you drop off a little bit and then go to attack it.

"I think that's the mistake he's made. He hasn't been brave enough but I can put myself in the situation."

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