In a recent win over Fulham, Manchester United’s former goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, lauded Harry Maguire as the game’s star performer. The Red Devils won a hard-fought victory, moving up to sixth position in the Premier League standings, through a late goal from Bruno Fernandes.
Erik ten Hag went with a center-back pairing of Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans, with Raphael Varane on the bench and Victor Lindelof out due to illness. Maguire and Evans proved their defensive brilliance, assuring United of a clean sheet.
While speaking on Premier League Productions, Schmeichel praised Maguire’s outstanding performance and praised his dedication to recover his starting spot. The win over Fulham has instilled hope in the United camp, possibly kicking off the season and laying the door for a run of good wins.
The former United captain stated, “The best player for me today was Harry Maguire. He was majestic. He was here, there and everywhere. The adversity he has met and the criticism he has been in for and how he has turned it around.”
“Every coach now will put him in first. He was fantastic and without him today I can’t see how Man Utd would have won today.”
Schmeichel added, “Football is very much about building on the momentum and hopefully, this is a start. You win in a scruffy way but it builds up that belief.”
“They’re going to Copenhagen on Wednesday and they’re going to play a game on a terrible pitch and they have to win that game. So, to win this game and bring that into the next one is fantastic.”
“That win is something that can help them start a new period, so let’s hope its more wins in the future.”
Maguire’s prevailing presence at the back and critical contributions were undoubtedly crucial in securing this crucial victory, giving him the title of Manchester United’s standout performer in the eyes of a club great like Schmeichel. With Maguire in such excellent form, the Red Devils are certain of a winning campaign.
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