Pundit: Man Utd’s Maguire reminds me of a Sunday League player

Date published: Monday 21st October 2019 11:49

Harry Maguire Manchester United

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.

Maguire produced a solid performance at the heart of United‘s defence as Marcus Rashford’s controversial opener was cancelled out late on by Adam Lallana.

“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.”

 

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