Manchester United defender Harry Maguire made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford with an assured debut in the 4-0 win over Chelsea yesterday evening.
Former defender Gary Neville was very pleased with the 26-year-old’s performance. The TV pundit believes the most positive sign was how Maguire kept his composure and didn’t seem to be phased by his £80m price tag:
“Maguire looks secure and he looks strong. Every time the ball came near him in the air he won it and he never looked any different to how he was for England or Leicester. I think that was the main thing; coming here with a huge price tag in a big game as a Manchester United player for the first time it didn’t look like anything had changed.”
All three new signings had very promising debuts. In addition to Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka defended ably, nullifying Chelsea’s threat from the left flank.
Daniel James also came off the bench and scored the fourth goal, and United fans will be hoping that the Welshman, along with Maguire and Wan-Bissaka can continue their strong starts to their United careers.
The Red Devils have eight days before their next fixture. They face a tricky trip to Wolves next Monday night, but after a convincing victory against Chelsea, they will head into the game high in confidence.