Manchester United legend Roy Keane has said that he has concerns with Harry Maguire following his move to the Red Devils. The England international has been regarded as one of the most consistent centre-backs in the Premier League but he has shown signs of nervousness at the beginning of his United career.
He said: “I think [Maguire’s] done OK. We were talking about how good he is on the ball, but defensively I still think he’s… I still have one or two question marks over him. I always worry about his pace on the turn. I remember the first goal against Crystal Palace where he’s not doing the basics, covering round his other centre-half. Listen, he’s 26 years of age now, you’re worried if you’re pointing these things out to him.”
Maguire was awarded with the man of the match accolade during the opening game of the season against Chelsea, where the Red Devils romped to a comfortable 4-0 triumph. Since then, the Mancunian outfit have played out three winless matches and there have been goals conceded through mistakes at the heart of the defence.
United, who are currently eighth on the league table, are scheduled to face Leicester City at Old Trafford after the international break. The Foxes should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of Maguire, who spent the past two seasons with them and we can anticipate another testing challenge for the former Sheffield United graduate. The Foxes are currently occupying the third spot with a three-point advantage over United.