Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart says that Harry Maguire reminds him of a Sunday League player after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
“When I watch an amateur game on Sunday, I find three players playing like him. I’m serious,” Van der Vaart said on Ziggo Sport after the match.
“It may sound silly, but he will not hear it anyway. After all, we’re talking about a €90 million transfer here. Then [Virgil] van Dijk is worth €300 million.”
Speaking recently about Maguire’s display for England against Holland in the Nations League semi-final over the summer, Van der Vaart told Sky Sports: “It’s funny because during the Nations League, I was doing work for Dutch television.
“And I remember we were saying ‘Harry Maguire was by far the worst player on the pitch’.
“And then two months later, £80-£90m? Unbelievable.”