Manchester United captain Harry Maguire reveals that club legend Rio Ferdinand was his inspiration as a defender while maturing.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has actually exposed that club legend Rio Ferdinand was his inspiration maturing.
Ferdinand ended up being the world’s most costly defender when he joined Man United from Leeds United in 2002, however that is an honor Maguire now holds himself following his ₤80 m switch from Leicester City in 2015.
Ferdinand went on to make 455 appearances for the Red Devils, winning 6 Premier League titles and one Champions League, and Maguire exposed that the former England international changed the position he now plays in.
“Rio Ferdinand took defending to another level, in terms of bringing the ball out from the back, stepping in and committing players,” Maguire informed The Mirror.
“He’s the player who made me open my eyes and think ‘that’s what you need to be a top centre-back’.”
Maguire has actually made 41 appearances for United throughout all competitions this season.