Harry Maguire celebrates Manchester United's win over Leeds with bizarrely specific photoshop jibe

Harry Maguire, Manchester United
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We all know how it works: captain scores goal after week of stories about dressing room splits, earning team victory against bitter rivals, then takes to Twitter to post inspirational/meaningless message about the win.

Manchester United's win over Leeds on Sunday certainly seemed to be following that pattern. Harry Maguire nabbed the first goal of the 4-2 victory at Elland Road, and by 6pm was posting a photo of him knee-sliding in front of the Leeds fans to social media.

All pretty predictable.

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Except, hang on. Let's look a little closer.

Who is that?

Harry Maguire

(Image credit: Harry Maguire / Twitter)

And here's that zoomed in a bit:

Harry Maguire

(Image credit: Harry Maguire / Twitter)

That is a photoshopped head.

And obviously, having tweeted out the photo to his 1.8 million Twitter followers, people noticed. But for a whole 15 hours, Maguire stayed schtum on who exactly the mystery head in the crowd was.

And then, at 8.40 on Monday morning, he revealed the truth:

"For everyone asking, it’s my good mate, a big Leeds fan. He was at the ground but not in the pic. He’s been giving us some stick all week so thought I’d add him in."

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And that's why you don't give footballers grief. Even if they are your mate.

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