Roy Keane reveals he has two major worries about Harry Maguire

Date published: Sunday 8th September 2019 4:00 - Jonny Whitfield

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Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has admitted that he still has two major doubts about Harry Maguire’s ability as a defender.

The 26-year-old became the world’s most expensive centre-back earlier this summer with an £80m move from Leicester City to Manchester United, where he has featured at the heart of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back four.

Maguire, who has kept one clean sheet so far at United, also played in England’s 4-0 victory over Bulgaria on Saturday and, speaking to ITV Sport, Keane admitted that he was still not fully convinced by the Three Lions international.

“I think [Maguire’s] done OK,” Keane said. “We were talking about how good he is on the ball, but defensively I still think he’s… I still have one or two question marks over him.

“I always worry about his pace on the turn. I remember the first goal against Crystal Palace where he’s not doing the basics, covering round his other centre-half.

“Listen, he’s 26 years of age now, you’re worried if you’re pointing these things out to him.”

England play Kosovo on Tuesday evening before domestic football returns next weekend.


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