Maguire Reveals What Man Utd Did After He Was Knocked Out At Old Trafford In 2011

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Manchester United next return to Premier League action against Sheffield United, eager to continue their winning run and knack for scoring goals.

The away trip will be a walk down memory-lane for Harry Maguire who spent his youth at the side.

In fact, ahead of the fixture, the centre-back recounts an incident that occurred involving both these clubs.

In 2011, Maguire was part of the Sheffield United team that took on Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup finals.

However, the encounter didn’t end well for the English defender who got into a clash and was knocked out cold, requiring a stretcher to be carried off the field.

Maguire now recounts Manchester United’s classy gesture after the incident, speaking to the Inside United (via the Mirror): “It was just after half-time when it happened. I had a clash of heads with Ravel and actually got knocked out. It was the only time I’ve been knocked out in my career, touch wood. It was a nasty blow and I was in hospital overnight.

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“Obviously it was disappointing to go off and not see the end of the game, when the medals and the trophy were presented.”

He went on to add: “But then someone got in touch from Manchester United and checked I was okay. They sent me a Manchester United shirt, and just said: ‘Good luck for the future, you’re a good, promising young player, keep your head down and so on. It was a nice touch from the club and just shows what a classy club United is.”

Less than a decade later, United would make Maguire the most expensive defender in world-football, purchasing him from Leicester City.

Many have touted the 26-year-old to be a future captain for the club, with even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailing the centre-back for his potential.