Maguire, 26, enjoyed an impressive Old Trafford debut yesterday as the Red Devils hammered Chelsea 4-0 in their opening Premier League outing of the season.
Frank Lampard’s Blues hit the woodwork twice and were the better side for large parts of the game, but it was the home side who took the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute, with Marcus Rashford firing home from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box by Kurt Zouma.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men compounded Lampard’s misery in an astonishing second-half that saw new signing Daniel James get on the scoresheet, as well as Anthony Martial and Rashford again.
It proved a rout in the end for United, yet it was Maguire who actually received the Premier League man of the match award.
“As I call him, ‘the Beast’”
The England international has certainly impressed Pogba, 26, who revealed yesterday that he has come up with a nickname to highlight his talent.
“As I call him, ‘the Beast’,” he said.
“Honestly, as you saw, he was really impressive. He is a leader. He fits right in with us in training.
“We talked about controlling the defence well and he has a good understanding with Victor [Lindelof]. It was a very good match to start with from the whole team.”
Another man who liked what he saw from Maguire yesterday was Jose Mourinho.
The former United and Chelsea gaffer, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes he can form a solid partnership with Lindelof at the heart of his old side’s defence.
“He fully deserved the [man of the match] award, he was solid like a rock,” he said.
“You can be very dangerous in attack but if you feel that a mistake is around the corner it takes your confidence away and you don’t play as well.
“When you feel there is something that allows you to play you are much more confident.
“As I always said Lindelof can be a very good player. With Maguire it can be a very good partnership.”
Mourinho, though, doesn’t think United will be posing a serious threat to champions Manchester City anytime soon.
“It is an amazing result,” he said. “I must stick to my opinion: they will not be champions. But they can have a good season.”