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Garth Crooks singles out Harry Maguire in his team of the week after his performance in Man United's win over Leicester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Garth Crooks picked Harry Maguire in his team of the week following his impressive display for Manchester United in their 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

The defender has been settling into life at Old Trafford after having signed for the Red Devils from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Maguire has started all five of Manchester United’s Premier League games so far this term and he helped to keep a clean sheet in the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over the Foxes on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford netted the eventual winner from the penalty spot in the eighth minute at Old Trafford as the Red Devils finally returned to winning ways in the Premier League.

And BBC Sport pundit Crooks was particularly impressed by Maguire’s performance as he helped Manchester United to claim all three points in front of their home fans.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “Some players actually look forward to playing against their former clubs – I don’t know why because I hated it.

“Maguire not only seemed to enjoy playing against the players he once called his team-mates but hardly gave them a kick.

“Why Leicester fans felt the need to boo their former player having given them wonderful service and made them a vast sum of money by agreeing to be sold to Manchester United makes you wonder what was it about the move that actually upset them!”

Manchester United will now switch their attentions to Europa League affairs and their home clash against Astana on Thursday night.

The Red Devils are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full campaign in charge at the club.

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