Manchester United opinion: Why Harry Maguire is the right fit for Manchester United
It looks more and more likely now that Harry Maguire is likely to leave the Foxes this season to don the Red of Manchester United according to reports from the Telegraph. The England international has come leaps and bounds over the last few seasons.
Maguire started his career at Sheffield United with the youth teams He made his first appearance for the Blades in the 2011/12 season before moving to Hull City in the 2014/15 season and achieving promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17. However, Hull City did find themselves getting relegated that very season.
However, Maguire impressed and continued his progress in the Premier League with Leicester City. He went on to win Leicester’s player of the award in his first season just like he did with Sheffield United and Hull City.
Maguire started his footballing career as a midfielder, often driving from deep and spraying passes with both his passes. With a lot of changes in the Premier League in the last couple of years, with defenders asked to move the ball from the back, this has massively helped Maguire come into prominence. The Englishman is one of the best players in the world and in the Premier League at helping carry the ball from the back.
The Englishman uses his strength to shrug off players as he moves forward and has a great burst of acceleration to leave midfielders a little dumbfounded. Maguire is obviously more popular for his aerial ability though. Maguire is one of the best players in the Premier League in both boxes. He’s very good at winning aerial defensive duels and also scoring headers from set pieces.
Maguire’s rise was enhanced by his performances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup for England where he stood out like a sore thumb in defence. This led to his inflated price but he has been very consistent, there’s no doubt and deserves a move to higher pastures, whether that be at Manchester United or any other side.
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He would improve United’s leaky backline massively with Aaron Wan-Bisakka having joined this summer and David De Gea set to sign a new contract in the coming weeks in a report from the Guardian.
United’s current crop of defenders are decent individual defenders but have lacked a leader at the back. With Maguire at the club; the likes of Bailly, Lindelof and Smalling could all be allowed to play to their potential as well.
This could go down as one of the most important signings in United’s transfer history.