Publication date: Monday 12th of August 2019 9:49
Harry Maguire, although still "early", showed all the "qualities" of a world-class center-center during his debut at Manchester United.
Gary Neville, former United Sports star and Sky Sports specialist, who watched with admiration Maguire – the most expensive defender in the world – makes an impressive start United won Sunday's 4-0 win over Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was impressed by Maguire's debut The defender was named man of the match, where Marcus Rashford 's double has completed the goals of Anthony Martial and another newbie, Daniel James.
About Maguire's performance against Frank Lampard's team, Neville tweeted Monday morning: "I loved Maguire yesterday. The upper centers do not sweat, look calm, do not spend time on their backs, do not win heads, compose themselves on the ball, cover each other and set an example.
"It's early but he has demonstrated all these qualities. No trace of the price tag or Old Trafford does not dephasing it either!
I loved Maguire yesterday. Top CBs do not sweat, look calm, do not spend time on the back, do not win heads, are stuck on the ball, cover others and set an example. It's only early, but he has demonstrated all these qualities. No sign of the price tag or OT putting it in phase either!
– Gary Neville (@ GNev2) August 12, 2019
Maguire said that there was room for improvement, but was delighted to take a winning start for his debut for United.
"It's a good start for me and obviously for the team," said Maguire. Sky sports. "We took our chances a bit in the first period, we gave them too many opportunities and were neglected.
"In the second half, we were much better, much more like ourselves, controlling the game and we fully deserved the three points.
"It was the first game of the season at Old Trafford, so there was little nerves in the first half. We did not handle the ball well enough and gave it to dangerous areas.
"But in the second half, we kept him better, we did well and if we let him go, we still have a chance to score because they are very dangerous."
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