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Stat shows Harry Maguire is in a league of his own compared to other Manchester United players

John McDougall

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Stat shows Harry Maguire is in a league of his own compared to other Manchester United players

Manchester United made it two Premier League wins in a row when they beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane.

United led in Yorkshire thanks to Scott McTominay's opener, though the midfielder gave away a penalty before half-time which Oli McBurnie duly converted to ensure the clash went in level at the break.

Erik ten Hag's side were on top for much of the second half and looked the more likely one to score, going close when Sofyan Amrabat rattled the woodwork.

But the Old Trafford side got back in front thanks to Diogo Dalot's curling effort from outside the box - and it proved decisive and secured three valuable points against the Blades.

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Harry Maguire has started the last two games for United, the victory over Brentford and now the clash against the Blades, the club where the defender came through the youth team ranks at.

The 30-year-old England international has endured some difficult times in recent months, with question marks surrounding his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Having fallen down the pecking order last season under Ten Hag, he was stripped of the captaincy over the summer and United considered selling the defender, even accepted a bid worth £30m from West Ham United for Maguire.

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However, the move to London did not materialise, and Maguire opted to stay at United and fight for his place in the team.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire. (Credit: Getty)
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire. (Credit: Getty)

Maguire has put in some good showings of late, and statistics from Bramall Lane show he was top of the tree after putting in a man of the match performance.

According to figures showing ball progression statistics in the Saturday evening encounter, Maguire was top for both passing and carrying the ball forwards.

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It puts him ahead of United team-mates such as Bruno Fernandes, Amrabat, Antony, Marcus Rashford, Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof and Christian Eriksen.

In fact he was top of the pile by some margin in the game, showing the quality he does possess and what he can do when in a rich vein of form.


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Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Sheffield United

John McDougall
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