Maguire frustrated with De Gea

Harry Maguire became the most expensive defender in history in the summer of 2019, when Manchester United paid 80 million pounds for him (about 90 million euros, to change). And despite the expectations generated by the figures of his signing, his performance has been far from expected, to the point of being relegated to the bench of Old Trafford with the arrival of Erik ten Hag. The Dutch coach opted for Maguire as captain but after a disappointing start he has ended up seating him in favor of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martínez.

“Harry needs rhythm around him, but he hasn’t had it,” a source close to Maguire tells ESPN, continuing. “If you put Rubén Dias in the United defense and Harry in the City defense, Dias would be in trouble and Harry would prosper.. Harry hasn’t had a good 12 months, but he hasn’t been helped by those around him – coaches or players – so it’s inevitable that his confidence and his form have suffered.”

Also, always according to ESPN, Maguire would be frustrated with the communication with De Gea and the Spanish goalkeeper’s reluctance to defend further from the goal line it was also a factor in the general malaise of the defense last season. A problem that, however, has improved with the arrival of the Argentine defender, Lisandro, and his ability to communicate with De Gea and give him instructions in Spanish.

Because Maguire’s biggest problem is that United have started to be solid defensively as a result of his absence from the team. So much so that, since he lost his job, Maguire has only played 10 minutes in four Premier League games – a brief appearance in the 3-1 win against Arsenal, when he was booked for a foul the minute he came on. the match-. Y the only 90 minutes he has completed since the stumble in August against Brentford were in the Europa League defeat against Real Sociedad. Some data that does not help.

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