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Maguire confident of ‘great atmosphere’ in Belgrade amid racism concerns


Harry Maguire is hopeful there will be no repeat of the “sickening” racist abuse endured in Bulgaria when Manchester United line up at Partizan Belgrade, but the squad have spoken about UEFA’s protocol ahead of the Europa League encounter. The world’s most expensive defender was on the field during a night of shame in Sofia, when Nazi salutes and monkey chants overshadowed a 6-0 walkover win for England on October 14. Maguire and Marcus Rashford’s first trip since then comes on Thursday night in the Europa League in Serbia – a country facing well-documented issues with racism.

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