James Maddison takes swipe at Manchester United, as Cristiano Ronaldo not a problem at United

James Maddison takes swipe at Manchester United, as Cristiano Ronaldo not an problem at United

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has taken a swipe at Manchester United after today’s draw at Old Trafford.

Man United dropped two valuable points against The Foxes, and their chances of finishing in the top-four are fading away.

Bruno Fernandes had a chance to open the scoring early in the first half but his effort from a close-range was denied by Kasper Schmeichel.

The tie ended in a drab goalless draw at halftime.

In the second half, Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring with a great header but Fred put  Manchester United back in the game in a matter of seconds.

Late in the game, the visitors restored their lead through a decent strike from James Maddison but a foul on Raphael Varane in the build-up to the goal overturned the initial call, thanks to VAR intervention.

After the final whistle, Maddison claimed that Manchester United didn’t hurt Leicester City even when United had possession of the ball.

James Maddison says Manchester United didn't hurt Leicester City even when in control of the game
James Maddison says Manchester United didn’t hurt Leicester City even when in control of the game

James Maddison told Sky Sports: “Sometimes you can feel in control even without the ball, I don’t think Manchester United were hurting us.”

United are yet to win a game without Cristiano Ronaldo, yet many think the Portuguese icon is a problem at Old Trafford.

After the draw against Leicester, Jamie Redknapp believes United’s inability to hurt Leicester proves Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t the problem.

On Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports: “He’s proved that he certainly isn’t [the problem], they needed him today.”

Gary Neville slammed United’s performance whilst the first half was still progressing: “Manchester United are absolutely toothless. It’s pathetically slow.”

Source: Sky Sports