Harry Maguire joined Manchester United in a blockbuster €80 million move from Leicester after impressing the last couple of seasons.
The pressure on Maguire is huge this season. With United raking up bad results, Maguire is targeted by the media as the scapegoat.
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 8, 2019
However, the actual story is a lot different. Maguire is doing a solid job, especially given that he only spent about a month in United.
The public expected him to have an impact similar to Van Dijk, although that was impossible for a number of reasons.
Maguire himself asks for patience. Talking to Inside United, the club’s official magazine, he said:
“It’s the long term, that’s what the main thing is.
“In five or six years, judge me then – whether I have been a success at this club or not.
“I do believe and am really confident that, in five or six years, I’ll be a success and I am sure we’ll have many, many good times here.
“We need to keep improving as a team, not just me as an individual. I feel, if we improve as a team, I’ll be a success too.”
When asked if the big transfer fee affects him, he added:
“It doesn’t bother me at all.
“It’s something that I can’t affect. Leicester wanted to keep me and they are in a great position as a club.
“Manchester United wanted to buy me and they came to an agreement. It’s probably a good deal for both parties and it’s something now where I want to concentrate on my football.”
Harry Maguire will now represent England in the Euro qualifiers.
He’s a well-known face there, given that his performances in the World Cup earned him such a good reputation.
When he gets back, United will try to get back on track against Liverpool in Old Trafford.