Peter Schmeichel gives his verdict on Man United signing Harry Maguire
Man United legend Peter Schmeichel gives his verdict on Red Devils signing Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire is made for Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel has claimed.
The Red Devils made the England international the most expensive defender in the world when Manchester United signed Maguire in an £80m deal from Leicester City earlier this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t hesitate to hand Maguire his Manchester United debut after the England defender helped the Red Devils to ease to a 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford last weekend.
The 26-year-old will be tasked with improving a Manchester United defence that conceded as many goals as Premier League champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool FC in the English top flight last term.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel has backed Maguire to bring much-needed stability to the Red Devils defence this season.
“I have to say when I saw Harry the first time for Leicester when he played his first game he intrigued me straight away,” Schmeichel told the Mirror, as quoted by Metro.
“A couple of games in I am thinking, ‘This guy is made for Manchester United’. He is not fazed about anything.
“Everyone will agree in the World Cup he played every game, just got on with it and was arguably was one of the best players in the English team.
“He brings all that and an incredible ability to bring the ball forward. It is something you either have or don’t have and very few centre halves have that ability.
“For some people he looks a bit awkward but I have got used to him and know exactly what he will do and think he will do very well.
“He is going to bring stability in defence. He is a very calm, cool customer. There is nothing erratic about him.”
Maguire started alongside Sweden international Victor Lindelof in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over their bitter rivals Chelsea FC at Old Trafford last weekend.
The Red Devils will return to Premier League action with a trip to Wolves in the Premier League on Monday night.
Manchester United have been unable to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers since Wolves were promoted to the Premier League.
The Red Devils drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last term before successive losses at Molineux in both the Premier League and the FA Cup.