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Manchester United legend Vidic rates Maguire out of 10

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An iconic defender highlights the attributes of the Red Devils skipper, who is currently starring for England.

Harry Maguire is “8/10 at everything”, says former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic.

Manchester United brought in Maguire from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 in a hefty £80 million deal, making him the world’s costliest defender.

Eyebrows were raised over his price tag initially but the center-back gradually became an indispensable part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. He was enjoying a stellar 2020/21 until an injury forced upon him a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old also forced him to miss the start of Euro 2020 but he has impressed in the three matches he has played for England in the competition so far.

“Harry Maguire looks confident and comfortable, even more for his country than for Manchester United,” Vidic wrote in The Athletic.

“He’s a defender who is still improving, but if he wants to be recognised at the highest level he has to win trophies.

“When I look at Maguire I see a defender who is good at everything, 8/10 at everything. He’s not as good on the ball or as fast as Rio Ferdinand was for example, and he doesn’t tackle or head like I did, but he has quality across his game. He’s fast enough, he’s strong enough, he can jump and play the ball, his positioning is fine.”