Soul leaving body nutmeg: There are those times when a defender gets beat so bad that their soul just leaves their body. That was the case for Manchester United’s Harry Maguire when Junior Stanislas put the ball through his legs and smashed the ball at the near post to score.
Maguire rushes at Stanislas, closing him down without taking into consideration that he could get beat on the dribble, or worse, nutmegged. Watch as Maguire’s soul just leaves his body after Stanislas puts the ball through his legs. For Maguire, I’m sure he’s glad he’s playing in an empty stadium when this nutmeg took place.
And yes, David de Gea surely shouldn’t get beat like that at the near post. The keeper doesn’t take too much of the blame in this situation though when his defender gets beating so easily.
Junior Stanislas nutmegs Harry Maguire and squeezes his point-blank shot past David De Gea at his near post to give Bournemouth a shock lead at Old Trafford. As a defender, the soul leaving body nutmeg is one that might keep you up at night and disturb your sleep.