As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ex-Man Utd captain Vidic: Maguire emerging among world best

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is full of praise for Harry Maguire over his Euro 2020 campaign.

Maguire is currently following in Vidic's footsteps as both the captain and leading centre-back at United, while he has also recovered from injury to star for England at this summer's European Championships.

"Harry Maguire looks confident and comfortable, even more for his country than for Manchester United," Vidic told The Athletic.

"He's a defender who is still improving, but if he wants to be recognised at the highest level he has to win trophies.

'When I look at Maguire I see a defender who is good at everything, 8/10 at everything.

"He's not as good on the ball or as fast as Rio Ferdinand was for example, and he doesn't tackle or head like I did, but he has quality across his game.

"He's fast enough, he's strong enough, he can jump and play the ball, his positioning is fine."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free