Apology accepted – Harry Maguire accepts Ghanaian MP Adongo’s apology for mocking him

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Apology accepted - Harry Maguire accepts Ghanaian MP Adongo's apology for mocking him

Harry Maguire, the stalwart defender for Manchester United, recently found himself in an unexpected situation as he received an apology from a Ghanaian Member of Parliament who had previously ridiculed him. Despite being accustomed to criticism for his performances since becoming the world’s most expensive defender in 2019, Maguire likely did not anticipate his name being brought into the political arena in Ghana.

The incident transpired in December 2022 when MP Isaac Adongo likened Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to the ‘economic Maguire’ during discussions related to budget mismanagement by the New Patriotic Party. However, during a parliamentary session on a Tuesday that followed, Adongo took a surprising turn by retracting his disparaging remarks about Maguire and extending a sincere apology to the Manchester United center-back.

“I must acknowledge that last year, I hastily likened my big brother, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to Harry Maguire. Mr. Speaker, today, I offer my sincere apologies to Harry Maguire,” Adongo conveyed.

“Maguire has undergone a remarkable transformation and has evolved into a pivotal figure in football. He is now scoring crucial goals for Manchester United. Mr. Speaker, Harry Maguire has unquestionably become a key player for Manchester United.”

Maguire, who is 30 years old, took to social media, specifically X (previously Twitter), to graciously accept the unexpected apology, concluding his response with an optimistic “see you at Old Trafford soon.”

The English defender’s journey has taken a positive turn as he has reclaimed his position in the starting XI under the management of Erik ten Hag. Notably, Maguire turned down a potential move to West Ham United during the summer transfer window, and an injury to Lisandro Martinez paved the way for Maguire to strengthen the central defense.

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In the ongoing season, Maguire has demonstrated his offensive capabilities by scoring a pivotal goal in a 1-0 Champions League victory against Copenhagen at the iconic Old Trafford. This resurgence in form has not only solidified his role at Manchester United but has also allowed him to retain his position in the England national team.

The defender’s consistent performances have been a testament to his resilience and dedication to the sport. Despite facing criticism from various quarters, Maguire’s ability to overcome challenges and contribute significantly to Manchester United’s success reflects his commitment and skill on the field.

As Maguire continues to be a linchpin in Manchester United’s defense and actively contributes to the team’s success, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his future performances at the hallowed grounds of Old Trafford. The unexpected twist in the Ghanaian parliamentary saga adds an intriguing chapter to Maguire’s narrative, showcasing the global impact and recognition of a footballer who has successfully navigated both fame and criticism throughout his career.

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