Harry Maguire was my best Man Utd signing… the abuse he's getting now is a 'disgrace', claims former boss | The Sun

IT WOULD be hard to suggest that anyone in the Premier League is getting more abuse than Harry Maguire at the moment.

And despite his drop in form and the perception of him being a failure at Manchester United, his former manager has claimed he was his best signing.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the helm at Man United when Harry Maguire arrived from Leicester in a stunning £80m deal.

The Red Devils beat their noisy neighbours Man City to the signature of one of the league's highest rated centre-backs at the time.

But 176 appearances later and he has been stripped of the captain's armband at Old Trafford and is struggling to shake off a reputation as a flop signing.

Solskjaer refutes that claim though and in fact he believes that Maguire was one of his best signings during his two and half year tenure at his old club.


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When asked by The Athletic who he felt was his best signing for United, he said: "Bruno Fernandes came straight in and lifted the team. Harry Maguire – it’s a disgrace that he’s getting so much abuse.

"I feel sorry for him, but he’s a strong lad and I hope it turns for him. He raised our defence big time when he arrived and lifted the mood around the place.

"I can’t remember every signing I made, but I should because there was a cap on three main ones every season."

Maguire has been on the receiving end of a slew of abuse in recent seasons and has most recently been subject of consistent jeers by opposition fans when he is on the pitch.

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Despite his drop off in form and his like of game time at Man United, he has maintained his place in Gareth Southgate's England side.

The 30-year-old has now earned himself 59 caps under the waistcoat donning gaffer and played in both of the Three Lions' most recent fixtures.

Unfortunately for Maguire he turned the ball into his own net in his most recent appearance during a 3-1 win over the "Auld Enemy" Scotland.

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