Paul Merson was pretty scathing about Harry Maguire when he joined Manchester United, but looking back at this old video clip, it seems like he was pretty spot on about the risks surrounding the deal.
The Red Devils suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham yesterday, with Maguire among the worst performers in a shambolic defensive display.
Nostradamus Merson. A true visionary of the sport pic.twitter.com/Ltt2x9dpXA
— Jamie (@jmemc55) October 4, 2020
Although the England international looked a good signing for Man Utd after impressing at Leicester City, Merson was one of the few at the time who didn’t seem convinced.
The pundit notes that the style of play is different at United and that his weaknesses could be exposed in a different system, which does seem to have been exactly how it’s played out for him at Old Trafford.