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Man Utd defender Harry Maguire highlights one improvement he wants to focus on

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 14:05, 30 September 2019

Harry Maguire says he wants to improve his leadership qualities at Manchester United.

The 26-year-old English centre-back became the world’s most expensive defender when he swapped Leicester City for Old Trafford in the summer.

How has Maguire fared since his big move? Five key things to know…

  • Man Utd made Harry Maguire the world’s most expensive defender when they paid £80m for his services from Leicester City.
  • He’s since gone on to play every single minute of their opening six Premier League outings under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
  • However, the England international has only helped them keep two clean sheets, both coming at home against Chelsea and former club Leicester.
  • Maguire, 26, feels he can still improve as a footballer, suggesting his leadership skills as one area to upgrade.
  • Man Utd welcome Arsenal on Monday evening with Maguire coming face-to-face with lethal finisher Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Since relocating to the record 20-time English champions, Maguire has endured a tentative start as the Red Devils have struggled under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Following a sensational 4-0 opening day win over Chelsea they’ve gone on to win just one of their subsequent five Premier League outings.

During that period Man Utd have lost at home to Crystal Palace before suffering a similar fate at West Ham, with Maguire himself coming under intense scrutiny given his £80m price tag.

However, the Sheffield-born footballer has not allowed that to define him, instead he feels he can turn into a better player and has suggested becoming more vocal as one area of improvement he can make.

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“It’s something I still want to improve on, my leadership qualities on the pitch and especially my talking,” he told United Review, the club’s official matchday programme.

“I want to demand more from the players, demand standards, but I’m obviously not concentrating on that at the moment.

“I am fully focused on improving the team and getting this club back to where it should be.”


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