What You Didn't Know About Manchester United's New Signing Harry Maguire... Including His Real Name

Harry Maguire's move to Manchester United is almost completed, with an £85 million deal being agreed with Leicester City to make the 26-year-old the most expensive defender in the world.

However, with a move to a club the size of United comes more notoriety and a number of facts have now been reported about the England international.

TalkSPORT have compiled a list of facts you may not know about the former Hull City man, some of which are bizarre.


For example, his name isn't Harry Maguire - his full name is actually Jacob Harry Maguire.

Shocking, I know. The England man prefers to go by the name Harry, similar to former England international Joe Hart who's first name is actually Charles.

Maguire was also a flawless student while in school, obtaining high levels in his GCSE's.

Image: Wiki
Image: Wiki

His former deputy headteacher Sue Cain said per TalkSPORT;

"Even at a young age he was very tall but he has filled out since then too. He towered over the other teams. He got A* and A grades in his GCSEs.

"I think he would have gone on to study business or maths and probably would have been an accountant. He was very capable academically."


Maguire also excelled in a number of sports including rugby and hockey. He credits his bravery to rugby and vision and passing to hockey.

The list also shows a few interesting facts about his professional career.

"The two greatest centre-halves when I was growing up were John Terry and Rio Ferdinand," said Maguire.

"I really looked up to them, especially Rio Ferdinand, because he brought the ball out of defence really well. Very comfortable on the ball and he had a bit of everything in his prime. A great centre-half in his time."

He also played in midfield until the age of 16 when Sheffield United academy manager John Pemberton slotted him into the centre of defence.

Pemberton said speaking to The Times: "He could defend, he could head it, he's strong, he read the game very well. But what always marked him out as different from everyone else is the way he can handle the ball."

Despite all these revelations, the most shocking is that his first name isn't actually Harry.

And we all thought we knew him enough to try and get him on the £50 note.

Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire

Words by Daniel Marland.

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