Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.
During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate professional as his transfer to Manchester United became quite the saga.
Today, for quite a different reason he showed the same professionalism.
It was Maguire’s first encounter with his former employers and club he has made no secret of his gratitude and affinity towards.
But Maguire is a United player now, and when it comes to business, that’s what he is all about.
He accepted the boos from the away supporters and got straight down to doing what he does best, turning in another fine performance.
Perhaps more importantly of all though, is that the England and Manchester United centre-back is taking his role to a whole new level off the field too.
Maguire has come to United to win and he is determined to drag his teammates along for the ride.
After the game in an interview with the BBC, he said:
“We knew it was important to get the win, especially after the international break.”
“We have to build on a solid base and we want to keep clean sheets, especially at Old Trafford.”
He has assumed a leadership role in the team and is not afraid to push his colleagues to do better and not rest on their laurels.
“We are always going to score goals with the attacking talent we have.”
“We could have kept the ball better but we defended well.”
“The boys who came in looked sharp and fit and a big well done to them.”
“We have games coming thick and fast and I’m sure the manager will utilise the squad, so be patient and take you chance when you get it.”
It will take a leader that is not afraid to demand more from his team even after a victory to help United get back to where they want to be.