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Schmeichel reveals when he realised Maguire was ‘made for Manchester United’

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has revealed that he first realised that Harry Maguire was ‘made’ for the club when he first joined Leicester in 2017.

The England international became the world’s most expensive defender this summer, completing an £80m move to Old Trafford before impressing on his debut against Chelsea on Sunday.

Former United goalkeeper Schmeichel, who’s son Kasper played alongside Maguire at Leicester, has now revealed it took just a couple of games at the Foxes for the defender to convince him he was ‘made for Manchester United‘.

“I have to say when I saw Harry the first time for Leicester when he played his first game he intrigued me straight away,” Schmeichel told the Mirror.

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“A couple of games in I am thinking, ‘This guy is made for Manchester United ’. He is not fazed about anything.

“Everyone will agree in the World Cup he played every game, just got on with it and was arguably was one of the best players in the English team.

“He brings all that and an incredible ability to bring the ball forward. It is something you either have or don’t have and very few centre-halves have that ability.

“For some people he looks a bit awkward but I have got used to him and know exactly what he will do and think he will do very well.

“He is going to bring stability in defence. He is a very calm, cool customer. There is nothing erratic about him.

“You had all the big clubs looking at him and I felt he would go all summer because of the money involved.”

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