He may be a rock at the heart of the Manchester United defensive unit, but centre-half, Harry Maguire, is also human, and the player has, today, touchingly told of how he wept openly after fans of his former club, Leicester City, hurled insults at him throughout the game at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Maguire transferred from Filbert Street to the Theatre of Dreams for £80million in July, going from 'hero to zero' in the eyes of many Foxes fans, and becoming a figure of hatred for the others. During Saturday's match, which United won 1-0, thousands of travelling away fans unleashed a terrible hail of insults in his direction every time the ball came near him, and showered him with a torrent of abuse using coarse language which left him in floods of tears once the match was over and he was back in the safety of the dressing room.
United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said:
"He was inconsolable."
"It was so funny. I laughed so hard, I was in tears. In fact, I couldn't stop!"
"I even pissed meself in me shorts!" said the man on £190,000 per week.