He was very good today, when he won a few crushing challenges he must have felt 10 feet tall. The squad has a lot of good things going for it, it's just a matter of getting them all on the same wavelength.
Last 3 games he was absolutely class. Of course against Tranmere you expect him, but against City and Wolves he really impressed me. If he had scored his chance today it would have been a perfect game, he dealt so good with Wolves attack.
He is our best defender, but some considerable distance, and is, in my opinion, our second best outfield footballer, aside from Pogba, because he is also very influential on the pitch. He's captain, after hald a season.. what does that tell you about the others in our squad!!
Harry Maguire has had to arrive at a massive club, and has had to 'hit the ground' running as it were. Who does he have around him to rely on, and I ask that both defensively and otherwise? I have been quite alarmed by some of the criticism he has received on here.. he's carrying that defence, and is a major, major player for us, probably far more than I (and probably himself...) are comfortable with. He isn't perfect, who is... but he's one of the best in the country, and what a player he would be if he had a decent player alongside him. Can you imagine playing alongside Shaw, Bissaka, Fred and Lindeholf?? How fragile are they?
I would like him to be able to rest a few games, but I cannot see that happening. We paid over the odds for him, but I am glad he is at the club. He can make us a better team, and could not described as an average player. He'll start scoring soon, for sure, because he regularly has chances.
Just hope that in Ole's overhaul or the club's if Ole goes they have earmarked a centre back. I actually rate Linderof but if we are aiming to get back to top 4 and dare I say challenging for the title he can't be anything more than a back up to Maguire and another centre back. Obviously Koulibaly is the player we seem most linked to, though haven't seen enough of him yet.
Be interesting who he pairs in the summer at the Euros. Stones and Maguire doesn't inspire confidence but Gomez and Maguire has the makings of a good partnership. Even Mings and Maguire could work well. If it is Gomez and they play well together we should look for a player of that ilk. Quick, very tidy and a smart reader of the game.
I have been very critical but that was an excellent performance. I think personally I sometimes panic when new signings take time to bed in despite seeing again and again that you should never judge the first few months.