Harry Maguire became the most expensive defender of all time in August 2019 when Manchester United paid Leicester City an eye-watering £80 million for his services.
The 27-year-old cemented his status as one of the Premier League’s most sought-after centre-backs following his eye-catching performances with Leicester and England.
And while the transfer fee was significant, the acquisition of Maguire still felt like a major coup for the Red Devils.
For £80 million, though, has Maguire justified his hefty price tag during his debut season at Old Trafford?
Most Man Utd fans would probably argue that, overall, the current club captain *has* lived up to expectations - despite the fact he’s made some mistakes.
However, others may feel that United have been left a little short-changed so far, particularly after his mistake against Tottenham on Friday night.
Maguire was unable to stop Steven Bergwijn running past him. Moments later, following a separate error by David de Gea, the ball was in the net.
“I am staggered at Maguire, how an international player can just get done like that,” former United captain Roy Keane said at half-time on Sky Sports.
“Maguire and De Gea... I wouldn't even let them on the bus after the match. Get a taxi back to Manchester. Do your job. We're trying to get into the top four - never mind win trophies - shocking. I am disgusted. They should hang their heads in shame."
Meanwhile, rival fans have been sharing a rather cruel but amusing two-minute Twitter video of some of Maguire’s worst moments in a United shirt so far.
Set to the music from ‘You’ve Been Framed’ - a classic ITV tea-time show where the public send in their humorous home videos for the entertainment of others - it begins with Maguire’s latest gaffe and features a host of similar moments where the centre-back has failed to cover himself in glory.
Watch it here...
It goes without saying that the clip is biased against Maguire, who obviously hasn’t been as bad as this clip makes it.
But it’s also true that Maguire hasn’t always been the rock-solid defender that United hoped he would be when they signed him less than 12 months ago.
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