Is Maguire the worst signing for money in Manchester United history?
The England international was signed for 7 78.3 million in 2019
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Harry Maguire’s high hopes were put on his shoulders when he flew from Leicester City to Manchester United in the summer of 2019 for fan 78.3m.
When a player is bought for such a fee, he is expected to play a huge role, but Maguire’s role in the United shirt over the past two and a half years at the club has been international to say the least. .
Maguire, the United captain, is the club’s second most expensive player after Paul Pogba, who was bought for 9 94.5m from Juventus in 2016, and is unlikely to even be close to securing the money.
When you think of a great central defender, you can almost count on the one hand the amount of poor performance or the serious mistakes they have made in their careers. Maguire, on the other hand, seems to be adding to the dog’s humor almost every week.
Pressure on Maguire
Manchester United’s decision to pay such a stellar fee, which has become commonplace for English talent in the Premier League, and to give Maguire a shirt made it difficult for her to drop the Sheffield defender.
Maguire was a strong player at former club Leicester, where he defended on the edge of his 18-yard box suitable for him because of his strength in wind and physical strength.
However, his lack of speed has often been evident in the field at United, where he is required to defend the front of the pitch and has been described on several occasions. The 28-year-old has also been caught in the crossfire for a senior defender at a club like this, with his big frame often making him soft and nervous.
However, the occasional Maguire scandal in Manchester could be rectified by some minor changes in the starting line-up.
Manchester United have long been buying players according to their names, rather than what they can bring to the side, with Cristiano Ronaldo a great example.
Under Gareth Southgate in England Maguire is one of his country’s most influential players, and his biggest advantage will be bringing in professional staff to help him play in the tournament. United.
Southgate play with two midfielders who defend the back four and prevent Maguire from entering the center to challenge the players, meaning his lack of speed does not expose opponents to the space he has left behind. .
As things stand, the acquisition of Maguire must be viewed as one of the, if not the worst in the history of the club, but if United can focus on trading one midfielder. or two. perhaps Maguire England team-mates Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice, and his fortunes could change at Old Trafford.