Micah Richards sends message to Man United about Harry Maguire

Former Man City defender Micah Richards urges Man United to be patient with Harry Maguire

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: MUTV)

Manchester United need to give Harry Maguire time to settle at Old Trafford, according to former Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

The Red Devils signed Maguire in an £80m deal from Leicester City in the summer transfer window after seeing off competition from Manchester City.

Maguire’s transfer to the 20-time English champions saw Maguire become the world’s most expensive defender ahead of Virgil van Dijk.

While Maguire was regarded as a solid Premier League defender, the Englishman arrived at Old Trafford with no Champions League or Europa League experience despite his lavish price-tag.

The England international has made a decent start to his Manchester United career, despite an error in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

Former Manchester City defender Richards defended Maguire’s start to life at Old Trafford.

“I really like Harry Maguire,” Richards told BBC Sport.

“I think the problem was the transfer fee and people are automatically comparing him to Virgil van Dijk because of the price. He is a tough centre-half, he makes crucial tackles.

“When things are going badly, he will be the one that people blame because of the money spent on him. We need to give him a full season before we start making decisions on him.”

Manchester United signed three players in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils started their summer spending with the £17m addition of Swansea City winger Daniel James.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bolstered his full-back options with the £50m signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Manchester United then completed their summer spending with the addition of Maguire addition.

Solskjaer’s side are looking to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season to secure a return to the Champions League.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal FC latest news

MORE: Chelsea FC latest news

MORE: Liverpool FC latest news

Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves: Man United and Liverpool FC would ‘love’ to sign 20-year-old
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC want 21-year-old as Jadon Sancho alternative – report
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves: Man United and Liverpool FC would ‘love’ to sign 20-year-old
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal lead the race to sign 26-year-old Serie A defender – report
Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC at the front of the queue to sign 27-year-old Brazilian – report
Frank Lampard
‘I’m excited about the squad’: Frank Lampard provides Chelsea FC transfer update
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
David Luiz’s agent speaks out on the Arsenal defender’s future
Andy Murray
Andy and Jamie Murray to headline NHS Charities Together fundraiser
Jurgen Klopp
‘It’s just really positive’: Trent Alexander-Arnold issues Liverpool FC update