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Rio Ferdinand sends Maguire message about signing for Man Utd and becoming most expensive defender

Rio Ferdinand was in Harry Maguire’s shoes once upon of time. You will remember the horrible white suit he wore for his unveiling photos at Old Trafford, not that we’ll ever let that one down.

Maguire didn’t quite show up like a member of a boyband when signing for United, but Ferdinand has written a post about the latest United signing on his official Instagram, outlining what is demanded from a defender at our club.

It’s a huge jump in the right direction for Maguire but he must continue to make strides by bettering all aspects of his game.

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Ferdinand is without question the best defender I’ve seen play for United, so this is welcome advice for Maguire who will undoubtedly take note.

United must defend better if they’re to progress this coming season. Three signings have arrived thus far — Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maguire — which should make us a better team.

Check out Ferdinand’s latest Instagram post below:

 

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Most Expensive Defender Of All Time… Harry Maguire signs for @manchesterunited for £80mill… funny enough we’ve both been there! Is there pressure? Yes.. is there expectation from across the world? Definitely… Are all eyes on Me? 100%… Will Your teammates be expecting big things? Of course…. Will people be expecting a massive change in the teams fortune? Most Definitely… These were the feelings, questions that were surrounding me when signing for the great club Manchester United. Being a CB, I have took a keen interest In Harry Maguire’s game since being linked with #MUFC under Moyes. He has made huge strides in the right direction & improved in all areas of his game. He’s grown into someone who can lead & be a leader of men… and shown at both ends of the pitch he can be effective. He has composure, willingness on the ball as well as the ability to drive out from the defence which I feel is as good as anyone in the game right now. Does he have things to work on… ofcourse like everyone else! After speaking to numerous people that know him, they all say what a level headed, hard working lad he is who will give 110% for his team which he echoed when signing. I think something #MUFC have needed defensively in recent years is a big character who can take on the responsibility of leading from the back & from what I’ve heard from people who know him well, they are confident that he will bring that to this football club. I would like to wish him well in the no5 shirt of @manchesterunited and hope he can help bring back success to our club. Good Luck @harrymaguire93 👊🏽⚽️

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