Mourinho applauds Maguire

Mourinho applauds Maguire

The Manchester Evening News reports that Jose Mourinho has showered praises on Harry Maguire who made his debut for the Red Devils on Sunday against Chelsea.

Manchester United started the 2019-2020 on a winning start with a 4-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Maguire was handed his United debut and as well as impressing at the back was instrumental in United’s second goal, which was scored by Anthony Matial, as he won back possession on the end of the area.

Mourinho who wanted to sign the defender last summer, was impressed with what he saw.

“I think he is fully deserved of the man of the match,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports. “He was solid like a rock and as we know it is very important for the team to have that, not just the tactical knowledge but the personality and sense of reading the game and being alert all of the time and having confidence to play, he was fantastic.”

United have been looking to build a solid central defensive partnership for years and Mourinho believes they now have that with Lindelof and Maguire as the former Leicester man’s arrival has given United confidence in attack.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. United’s fragile defence from last season has a massive boost from Maguire and Wan Bassaka.

  2. He played well because his opposition was Abraham and Tammy lets wait till he faces Sadio Mane, Salah and Harry Kane.

  3. Both teams played pretty poorly. United just took their chances.

  4. Mourinho already said it, he was solid and I was impressed too.

  5. It is still too early for this, lets wait and see if he can maintain the momentum

  6. He played well though, I rate him high.

  7. Finally our defense worries are over, I envision Maguire becoming our captain some day.

  8. The guy was worth the 80 million spent on him. he is quality defender.

  9. He should still be tested more before all this hype, today is just the first day of the season.

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