Manchester United are in the Europa League final four. This morning, praise is being heaped on the one they call ‘Slabhead’. It’s time for our fan reaction to Harry Maguire vs Copenhagen.
It has been a weird twelve months for Harry Maguire. Half the fan-base rate him, the others, not so much. I’ve always been in his corner and I firmly believe he’s the best defender we had in ages.
Last night, though, everyone seemed to agree that Maguire played extremely well. The Englishman was part of a defence that recorded *another* clean-sheet, while his range of passing was on full display (which is something we haven’t seen enough of).
The sad thing is that, his £80million price-tag will always be brought up. Alright, he’s the most expensive defender in the world and certainly not the best defender in the world. I don’t care. He’s what United needed at the time and right now, we’re reaping the rewards. Why can’t we all just accept that he’s improved our defence ten-fold? We are talking about a player who made it into the Team of the Season here…
Against Copenhagen, in a European quarter-final no less, Maguire stood up and was willing to be counted. He didn’t put a foot wrong defensively all night, while he was willing to try and start attacks with some unbelievable long balls forward.
Now, it’s about building on from this platform and taking his game up another level. We’ve got two massive games left this term, before trying our luck in the Champions League next time around. This is what Maguire made the move to Manchester for. Now, it’s time for that squad to pull together and show just how good they can be.
For now, though, we’ve compiled the fan reaction to his performance. It’s fair to say supporters were pleased with the defender’s top display against the Danish side…