Martin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea

first_imgMartin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterMonday 12 Aug 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Read More PLAY Top articles Full Screen More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Harry Maguire reads danger like you or I would read a Beano comic,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘It comes naturally to the 6’ 4″ central defender and that is what Manchester United have paid good money for.‘When he wins the ball, it is a cue for United to attack. Take a look at their second goal against Chelsea on Sunday.‘The England centre-back wins possession by shrugging off the challenge of Tammy Abraham on the edge of the box. Scott McTominay picks it up, feeds Marcus Rashford, who then finds Andreas Pereira. He crosses, and Anthony Martial scores. About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Advertisement / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Harry Maguire was named man of the match for his performance against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown showered Harry Maguire with praise after the defender ‘inspired’ the Old Trafford crowd and his Manchester United team-mates to a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Chelsea.Maguire was named man of the match for the performance on his debut as United recorded their biggest home win over Chelsea since 1965, with Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James all finding the net against Frank Lampard’s side.Aaron Wan-Bissaka was also handed his first Premier League start for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new look defence were convincing throughout.Former Arsenal centre-back Keown was blown away by Maguire’s display and believes the England international showed why United spent £80m on his signature this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT by Metro Skip Ad Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story ‘We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:56Fullscreen’We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-rewarded-solskjaer-reacts-4-0-win-chelsea-1983966/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Maguire was delighted to come away from Old Trafford with three points and a clean sheet.‘It’s a great start for myself and the team,’ the former Leicester star told Sky Sports.‘We rode our luck a bit in the first half but in the second half we were a lot better and I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.‘I was reiterating on the pitch even at 3-0 and 4-0 that we wanted a clean sheet.‘We have to make this place a fortress and a hard place to come and score.’ Read More Read More Lampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:14FullscreenLampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man Utdhttps://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-speaks-press-losing-4-0-man-utd-1983978/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang excited to play alongside Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Read More Read More Maguire was a rock at the back for United (Picture: Getty)‘So four passes and precisely 16 seconds after Maguire steals the ball off Abraham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have a 2-0 lead. United fans appreciate a good defender.‘Later on in the game, whenever Maguire won a header, whenever he cleared the danger by lumping the ball into Row Z, it was greeted by cheers.‘They love seeing that and the statistics show he made the most clearances, the most interceptions, and the most blocks. He inspired the crowd and his team-mates here. United kept two clean sheets in 19 Premier League outings at Old Trafford last season.‘They conceded 54 goals in total – the most of any of the ‘Big Six’ – and 25 of those came at home. Now, they are off and running in 2019-20.’ Coming Next SPONSOREDlast_img

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