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Relegations, routs and Old Trafford misery: How Crystal Palace have been Harry Maguire's bogey side during the defender's horror run against Wilfried Zaha and Co

By Ben Miller For Mailonline

Published: 10:50 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 13:08 BST, 20 September 2020

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Since a seesaw 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Hull City in December 2016, Harry Maguire has suffered seven Premier League defeats in games against the Eagles.

Palace have had a field day against the England defender, scoring at least three past a defence marshalled by Maguire on six of the nine occasions when they have faced him.

Maguire's latest misery came on Saturday, when United slumped to a limp 3-1 defeat after their captain and central defensive partner Victor Lindelof were given a torrid time by the visitors.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire suffered again against Crystal Palace on Saturday

defender Harry Maguire suffered again against Crystal Palace on Saturday

Wilfried Zaha (centre) scored twice in his latest successful battle with the England centre-back

Wilfried Zaha (centre) scored twice in his latest successful battle with the England centre-back

Wilfried Zaha tormented United's defence before his late double added to Andros Townsend's early opener, and the impact of both players will have been wearily familiar to Maguire.

Ayew also set Palace on their way to a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in August 2019, seizing on United's defensive frailties just weeks after Maguire had completed his long-awaited £80million move to the club from Leicester.

His record for his former team against Palace was even worse.

Zaha again scored twice as his side ran riot with a 4-1 win at the King Power Stadium the previous February, leading to the hapless Claude Puel being sacked the following day.

Jordan Ayew (right) has been a thorn in Maguire's side and helped cause havoc on Saturday

Jordan Ayew (right) has been a thorn in Maguire's side and helped cause havoc on Saturday 

Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored a late penalty that day, and there had been nothing Maguire could do about the midfielder's superb long-range effort that had consigned Leicester to a 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park two months earlier.

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