Harry Maguire defended by a Juve legend

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Regularly criticized for his performances, Harry Maguire is not the most popular player in the Premier League. However, according to legendary Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, the Reds Devils’ underdog deserves a lot more respect..

Harry Maguire, Man Utd, Manchester United

Recruited by Manchester United in August 2019, Harry Maguire has seen difficult times. The colossal amount of his transfer had, to say the least, raised a lot of expectations. As a reminder, the sum paid by the Mancunian club to Leicester City amounted to 87 million euros, a colossal amount for a defender.

Unfortunately for him, the investment doesn’t really seem profitable three years after his arrival. His defensive blunders have often graced the front pages of the British tabloids. In just a few months, the 29-year-old defender has above all become the boss of the Turkish Mancunian supporters on social media.

“Harry Maguire’s situation makes me sad”

According to Ofcom, the English regulatory authority for online communications, Harry Maguire is even the second most insulted player in the Premier League, behind Cristiano Ronaldo. To carry out this study, 2.3 million abusive tweets were studied between July 2021 and January 2022. In this ocean of criticism, Harry Maguire can, however, count on the support of a recognized defender.

in the columns of TimesGiorgio Chiellini has effectively come to the defense of his fellow defender. “Harry Maguire’s situation makes me sad because he is a good player. They demand too much of him. Just because they paid £80m for him, he has to be the best in the world every single game. I say no”, This is how he annoyed the 2021 European champion. If he recognizes that Maguire “it is not Rio Ferdinand”Los Angeles FC player says he is “a pretty good player”.

Called up by Gareth Southgate with the Three Lions, Harry Maguire could start in the Nations League match scheduled for this afternoon against Italy. It will be a great opportunity to agree with Giorgio Chiellini, who will surely be in front of his television.