Harry Maguire is thrilled by Manchester United being able to turn the corner after having suffered due to inconsistency earlier in the season.
A 2-0 victory over Leicester City on the final Premier League matchday ensured Manchester United a place in the next season’s Champions League.
Given the state of affairs at the start of the season, not many expected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to secure fourth-place finish then, let alone third.
The inability to grind out results in some ‘easier’ fixtures saw them remain below the fourth position in the table for the majority of the season – and even drop down to as low as 13th position at one point.
A certain Portuguese midfielder named Bruno Fernandes then arrived in January and things started to rapidly change at Old Trafford.
Harry Maguire, acknowledging that his side have undergone a drastic transformation in recent times, wants Man United to keep pushing for further improvement.
“At the start of the season, the majority of people probably didn’t expect us to be in the top four at the end of the season. We always had great faith in ourselves,” Maguire told Sky Sports [via Goal].
“Next season we’ve got to keep improving.
“Performances weren’t good enough in parts of the games and we were getting punished. We’ve been a lot better of late and to come from the position we were in shows the great character that we’ve got in this group.”