Manager Erik ten Hag has unleashed praises on sidelined Harry Maguire following an exhibition of improved passing, defence, dominance and possession on the pitch.
The improvement fulfils his vow to work at taking back his rightful place in the team after being stripped of the captaincy and first eleven by the head coach.
The Centre back on Tuesday fired home the Red Devils’ winner against FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford, to keep their hopes in the Champions League.
The English player was in position in the 72nd minute to head home a cross from Christian Eriksen
Speaking to the press, Ten Hag commended the brilliant pass from Eriksen but emphasized the perfection of the finish.
“And then you see also a very good skill from him with his heading, great pass from Christian (Eriksen) as well but very good finish.”
On the player’s recent step up in performance, the Manager said, “Stepping in passing vertical, defending also on front foot, stepping in defending forward, very confident in the duels, he is dominating, dominating his opponents.”
Maguire has for some time endured abuses from United and England fans over his fall in form.
The intensity of the abuse compelled his mom, Zoe Maguire-Wilkinson, to rise to his defence in September after gaining his 59th cap.
She called the abuse against his son unprecedented and unacceptable.
“As a mum, seeing the level of negative and abusive comments which my son is receiving from some fans, pundits and the media is disgraceful and totally unacceptable to any walk of life, never mind someone who works his socks off for club and country.”