On this day two years ago, Harry Maguire signed for Manchester United from Leicester following a lengthy pursuit of the defender. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made the former Hull star his number one target and secured the transfer late in the window.
Maguire made his debut in a 4-0 win against Chelsea just days later and has since then evolved as a leader in the dressing room at Old Trafford.
In 2020, Maguire was named as captain by Solskjaer following the departure of Ashley Young, with the 28-year-old now being a pillar at the heart of United and England’s defence.
“It’s been two years during which I’ve been really proud and honoured to wear this badge,” Maguire told the official Manchester United website.
“The first memory was excitement and just feeling really proud to join the biggest club in the world. I was excited to go and play in front of Old Trafford and the Chelsea game was a great first memory [on my debut].
“I’m still improving as a player and I feel like we’re developing as a team as well and that’s the most important thing – developing and winning football matches. It’s only two years into my Manchester United career and I fully expect to be here for a lot longer.”
Furthermore, Maguire’s career elevated to the next level this summer after being named in the official Team of the Tournament for Euro 2020, a tournament the defender went into with doubts over his fitness.
Maguire missed England’s first two games against Croatia and Scotland but returned for their final group game against the Czech Republic, the first of five stellar performances from the United captain.