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() Harry Maguire's debut was quite the occasion for the Yorkshireman's family.

The club handed over corporate box No 1 for their Old Trafford clash with Chelsea, and sources have told Sports Agenda that the group made the most of it.

'There was so many of them in there that there was nowhere to put the food!' they said, before adding: 'They were a really nice bunch - you could tell they were all just delighted for him and really enjoyed the occasion.'

Meanwhile, members of Manchester's paparazzi have so far failed to land a shot of England man Maguire without a red face.

'He gets embarrassed when he sees us,' said one photographer. 'He's clearly just a humble bloke who's not used to the spotlight you get at United.'

Harry Maguire made his Manchester United debut against Chelsea at Old Trafford on August 11

Harry Maguire made his debut against Chelsea at Old Trafford on August 11

Maguire speaks to some of his family members after England's exit at the World Cup last year

Maguire speaks to some of his family members after England's exit at the World Cup last year

NO QUESTION MARKS OVER CANTONA'S PERFORMANCE

The highlight of last week's Champions League draw in Monaco was Eric Cantona's acceptance speech, during which he quoted Shakespeare's King Lear. It can be revealed that the Frenchman gave notice of what was coming in the pre-event briefing.

When asked what questions he would like to answer, Cantona replied: 'I don't answer any questions. I will speak.'

The only issue with Cantona's subsequent words, which evoked memories of the famous 'seagulls' press conference, was that they were not heard by journalists at the Grimaldi Forum to cover the draw. 

Sound issues with the televisions relaying events to the press room from the hall next door led to panicked calls to technical staff who quickly wheeled in speakers.

That meant those present got to see Cantona later dismiss a question from another interviewer back stage. When asked what the award meant to him the Frenchman responded abruptly: 'Awards are subjective.'

Eric Cantona gave notice of what was coming in the pre-event briefing before bizarre speech

Eric Cantona gave notice of what was coming in the pre-event briefing before bizarre speech

PCA BEAT PFA TO NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT

The Professional Cricketers' Association have beaten their footballing counterparts at the PFA to the appointment of a new chief executive with an announcement on the successor to the outgoing David Leatherdale expected this week.

The PFA, on the other hand, appear content to give long-serving Gordon Taylor a long goodbye which could see him remain in charge for another 12 months, despite the fact that he announced his intention to stand down earlier this year.

SKY SPORTS CHIEF SCOTT UNDER THE COSH AFTER MONTH FROM HELL

Not the best couple of weeks for Sky Sports News' interim chief Steve Scott.

Hot on the heels of the cock-up which saw an embargo around the Wales squad broken, the broadcaster attracted criticism for running an ill-judged countdown clock which ticked towards Bury's expulsion deadline from the EFL.

While Sky insiders say others were responsible, each happened on the watch of Scott and increase pressure on the favourite to replace veteran

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