Date published: Friday 16th August 2019 8:46
Harry Maguire has established himself as ‘leader’ in Manchester United’s dressing room, according to reports.
The England international impressed in the 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the opening Premier League weekend after his record-breaking £80million move to Old Trafford.
The Sheffield-born centre-back has 20 England caps and played every game of the 2018 World Cup campaign as England made the semi-final.
Paul Pogba has come up with ‘The Beast’ nickname for Maguire and The Sun claims he has ‘had a massive impact in the dressing room’ just two weeks after arriving.
“He’s the leader United have missed for some time.
“The players were immediately excited by the prospect of him arriving.
“He’s given the back-four renewed confidence, not just by his ability but his words.
“The team feel stronger defending set-pieces now.”
The Red Devils only kept two clean sheets at home all season last campaign and with a back four of Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, they are hoping to vastly improve that record.