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Maguire identifies United weaknesses but sees improvement

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Harry Maguire has admitted that there are still weaknesses in Manchester United’s defense, but he is seeing improvement all the time.

Harry Maguire is the world’s most expensive defender. He was brought in by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United to sure up a weak defense.

He has settled quickly at Old Trafford, asserting his leadership and even been made club captain.

Most importantly though, Maguire has definitely brought some steel to United’s backline.

However, he is the first to admit that they still have areas to improve on.

In an interview with the club’s official website manutd.com, he admits there is work to be done, but progress has been made.

He said:

“We’re keeping a lot more clean sheets than we were at the start of the season.”

“We’ve never really been a team that has conceded a lot of chances.”

“We’ve been poor from set-plays with our defending and we’ve had a couple of great goals scored against us from outside the box.”

“But we haven’t really been having games where David [De Gea] has had to make five or six saves.”

“Apart from maybe the Carabao Cup second leg against [Manchester] City, when David was brilliant.”

On his relationship with center-back partner Victor Lindelof, he added:

“It’s a partnership that’s building.”

“I think we’ll get better and better, and start keeping more clean sheets like we have been doing recently.”

“Hopefully, we can keep improving and help the team get more clean sheets and get more results.”