As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Souness: Man City blundered allowing Maguire to join Man Utd

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes Manchester City blundered allowing Harry Maguire to join Manchester United.

City were also keen to land the 26-year-old from Leicester during the summer transfer window but did not rival United in terms of fee, despite the defence losing a key player with Vincent Kompany returning to Anderlecht.

“He's the real deal for me. I think his character, the qualities he has, the reading of the game. It's never been more important for a centre-half to see the picture and deliver upon what he sees," he told Sky Sports.

“Your centre-back is genuinely what a central midfielder used to be, so I think he will make a big difference for United and he will have a calming effect on the rest of the team. I'd expect him to have the same influence Van Dijk has had at Liverpool.

“I think he is a great signing. I'm surprised that City didn't break the bank to get him, if they had a bank that could be broken. I think he is sensational and everything you want from a centre-half."

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