Harry Maguire became football’s most expensive defender after completing his £80million move from Leicester to Manchester United in the recently concluded summer transfer window.
The England centre-half’s transfer fee eclipses the previous record of £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk.
Comparisons between the two center-backs have been rife since the transfer at the start of August and two sets of fan bases have been going at it against each other to prove who is the better defender.
Maguire’s error during England’s Euro qualifying win against Kosovo
England took another huge step towards Euro 2020 qualification with a 5-3 win on a crazy evening in Southampton.
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho helped the Three Lions score five before the break, but they wobbled in the second half as Kosovo gave them a scare.
While everything is firing at the top end of the pitch there are still question marks for England about their defensive unit after they allowed Kosovo to score three times.
All three were a direct result of individual errors, which made the evening a little more complicated than it should have been.
Keane and Declan Rice were criminally sloppy in possession and it led to goals while only Harry Maguire knows what he was doing when he went through the back of Vedat Muriqi.
Liverpool fans troll their Manchester United counterparts
Liverpool fans took the occasion to inflict more misery at the Manchester United centre-back-
Where is the “Maguire > Van Dijk” people now😂 pic.twitter.com/xFRgWdy3hp— Declan Rogers (@lfcReclanDogers) September 10, 2019
If Maguire value is £80 million Van Dijk value must be close to £1 billion— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) September 10, 2019
Never ever compare Maguire to Van Dijk!— diva (@diva_ynwa) September 10, 2019
The idea Maguire is in any way comparable to Van Dijk is laughable. I don’t think he’s as good a defender as Keane. Keane will carry the can though, as thats the first rule for England, blame the Everton player.— Catcherintherye (@Holdentheblue) September 10, 2019
bUt MaGuIre iS aS gOoD aS vAn dIJk😂😭 pic.twitter.com/px9deTe0fY— Don (@Dattydon) September 10, 2019