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28 August 2017

Harry Maguire has all the tools to make it big with England says Rio Ferdinand

RIO FERDINAND believes Harry Maguire has all the tools to make it with England.

New Leicester centre-back Maguire  was called into Gareth Southgate’s squad for the first time this week.

Harry Maguire held his own against Premier League leaders Manchester United despite Leicester losing 2-0
Central defender Harry Maguire held his own against Premier League leaders Manchester United on Saturday despite Leicester City losing 2-0
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Centre-back Harry Maguire was involved in a fierce battle with the United attackers
Centre-back Harry Maguire was involved in a fierce battle with United attackers
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Despite going down 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, Maguire stood out for United legend Ferdinand.

He said: “I thought he was outstanding. Every question asked of him he answered.

“He headed everything clear and was composed on the ball as well.

“Harry has shown in the first couple of games he has the personality to come out in these big stadiums and perform. But you have to do it on a consistent basis before you can say you’re an England player.”

Maguire shackled Romelu Lukaku, who had scored three times in his previous two games for United.

And boss Craig Shakespeare said: “I hope he goes from strength to strength. He’s been a terrific signing.


Former Hull star Harry Maguire has thrived despite a tough baptism for the Foxes
Former Hull star Harry Maguire has thrived despite a tough baptism for the Foxes
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Leicester chief Craig Shakespeare has been delighted with new boy Harry Maguire
Leicester chief Craig Shakespeare has been delighted with new boy Harry Maguire
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“I thought he was very solid against one of the best strikers.”

Maguire hardly gave Lukaku an inch of space, although Marcus Rashford had far too much as the Foxes again conceded from a set-piece.

Shakey added: “You get punished if you switch off — and it’s something we need to put right.”

Record United buy Paul Pogba consoles harry Maguire after Man Utd won 2-0 on Saturday
Record United buy Paul Pogba consoles Harry Maguire after Man Utd won 2-0
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Harry Maguire is already showing the type of composure that could see him break into the England side following his first call-up to the international squad
Harry Maguire is already showing the type of composure that could see him break into the England side following his first call-up to the international squad this week
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