What Pique Said About World’s Most Expensive Defender Harry Maguire

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Much has been hyped about Manchester United’s new defensive signing of Harry Maguire. The world-record breaking pricetag attached to the centre-back means that a lot of hope is pinned unto him and expectations are soaring sky-high.

The highlight of his time at United so far came when he was named the man-of-the-match in an outstanding display during the side’s opening day win against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Since then, his impact did little do turn the eventual draw to Wolves and the loss to Crystal Palace.

However, the Englishman still continues to be showered with praise and the recent one comes from an experienced name.

Former Red Devils and world-class centre-back Gerard Pique had a lot of positive words for Maguire.


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Speaking to the Express, Pique cemented the notion that United did the right thing in investing in the former Leicester City defender, drawing comparisons to two big defenders: “It happened before with Van Dijk (for Liverpool) and before about ten years ago with Rio Ferdinand. Culturally they (English clubs) invest a lot in good defenders and Harry Maguire is a great defender.”

He went on to express confidence that his former side would regain glory: “I hope that they can be at the top again. Manchester United in the last few years they have been fighting to qualify for the Champions League but they have to be trying to win the Premier League. I hope with this signing they can return to the top.”

The Spaniard also reflected on his time at Old Trafford and the sheer impact it had on his later career: “It was a great time there. I didn’t play as much as I wanted to but I was 17 and very young. It was a very important step in my career for the future. I had an amazing time there with team-mates like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Ryan Giggs.”