Evans: Maguire will go on to be a real success at Manchester United.

Maguire’s former teammate has hailed his qualities as a defender.

Evans backs former Leicester teammate Harry Maguire to become Manchester United captain. [AFP/Getty Images]

Jonny Evans has backed Manchester United's world record signing Harry Maguire to shine for years at Old Trafford.


United broke the record fee for a defender when they secured the services of Maguire from Leicester City in the summer, and the England international has endured a mixed start to his career at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side securing only one win from four games.


The Red Devils host Maguire’s former team, who are unbeaten so far and currently sit in third spot in the Premier League table, on Saturday afternoon.


Speaking ahead of the clash tomorrow, former United defender Evans says Maguire will eventually turn out be a good investment.


“I think Harry will be at United for eight, nine or 10 years,” the 31-year-old told the Mirror.


“When it comes to that point, I think people will look back at the fee and say it was a bargain.


“I've been really impressed with Harry. I think he'll go on to be a real success at United and he could go on to be their captain – there's no doubt about that.


“I only spent a season playing with him, but it felt like we formed a good relationship, on and off the pitch.


“He's a fantastic player and he suits everything United are looking for.


“Not just in his playing style, but how he behaves off the pitch and the personality he can bring.


“He likes to build games out from the back, start attacks and show his personality on the ball.


“He had a tremendous time at Leicester and is really close with a lot of the boys, so I'm sure it'll be a strange occasion for him, playing against us.”



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