Harry Maguire says criticism from pundits annoys him.

The Red Devils star made the revelation in an interview with Sky pundit Gary Neville and it comes after Roy Keane laid into him last year.

He told the Overlap: “Yeah I think it does, I’m not going to sit here and lie. But I think you’ve got to come to an agreement that it’s opinions, everyone has an opinion.

“Of course everyone wants to hear people speak about them doing well and everything’s nice but that’s not life, that’s not football, you’ve got to accept that.

“I think it can change confidence in players, especially the ones that listen to it more than others.

“Because you’re a big part of the game now. You analyse things, every goal that we concede you analyse.

“I think it can affect confidence but what I would say is that when you do, you don’t just speak negative about players, you also speak positive so I think as a footballer you’ve got to expect that.”

Meanwhile, West Ham fear Manchester United will block any attempt to sign Jesse Lingard by opting to keep the star this summer.

Lingard played a key role in helping the Hammers secure a Europa League spot with nine goals in 16 appearances on loan in the capital.

Boss David Moyes is desperate to bring the 28-year-old to the London Stadium on a permanent basis.

But the popular Hammers gaffer admitted on Sunday he had no clue whether a deal was possible.

There are increasing concerns within the club that United have no interest in letting the England ace leave Old Trafford on the back of the impact he has made while on loan.

SunSport understands there has been no contact at all between the two clubs to discuss a permanent deal, despite the Hammers making it clear they would be willing buyers.

And finally, United are ‘exploring’ a stunning return for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to add to his striking department for months to help close the gap on champions Man City.

They have been linked with big-money moves for Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

But Spurs are allegedly determined not to sell their star man to United as he looks set for a huge £150m switch to City instead.

Haaland is now also set to stay in the Bundesliga for another 12 months leaving Solskjaer to look elsewhere for new firepower as reports suggest Southampton’s Danny Ings has emerged as a target.

However, a fresh claim by The Athletic states that they could still look to bring their former hero Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

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