How Man United legend immediately knew Harry Maguire was ‘made’ for the club

first_img on target “Everyone will agree in the World Cup he played every game, just got on with it and was arguably was one of the best players in the English team.“He brings all that and an incredible ability to bring the ball forward. It is something you either have or don’t have and very few centre-halves have that ability.“For some people he looks a bit awkward but I have got used to him and know exactly what he will do and think he will do very well.“He is going to bring stability in defence. He is a very calm, cool customer. There is nothing erratic about him. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “You had all the big clubs looking at him and I felt he would go all summer because of the money involved.”Maguire’s former Leicester team-mate, Jonny Evans, believes the centre-back can have the same impact at Old Trafford as Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool.“You can see comparisons in their games (Maguire and Van Dijk),” said Evans.“Both are great on the ball, and Harry has got explosive pace people don’t see.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. OFF Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Harry Maguire received rave reviews on his Manchester United debut Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Peter Schmeichel has revealed he immediately identified Harry Maguire as a future Manchester United star during the defender’s time at Leicester.Maguire recently became the most expensive defender in history by joining United for £80million, before impressing in the 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. 1 latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update FAREWELL His calming influence in a previously shaky defence was immediately noticeable – and Red Devils legend Schmeichel, whose son Kasper plays in goal for Leicester, spotted it straight at the King Power Stadium.“I have to say when I saw Harry the first time for Leicester when he played his first game he intrigued me straight away,” Schmeichel told the Mirror.“A couple of games in I am thinking, ‘This guy is made for Manchester United.’ He is not fazed about anything. LATEST What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… deals Getty Images – Getty New job Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTReading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LIVE on talkSPORTlast_img read more