Harry Maguire once showed off his winging skills, Manchester United fans want to try him there

So what are United doing with the world’s most expensive defender? Try it to scale?

It’s an outrageous idea, but one seriously discussed online.

Maguire never lacked composure and ability on the ball, which he put to good use during his time at Leicester.

The England international was not a captain at the Foxes and he was advancing steadily with no fear of progressing through the game.

Leicester hosted Brighton and Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium in February 2019 and Maguire’s ability to step onto the pitch was on full display.

Maguire produced a few strides and a shoulder drop to come between Martin Montoya and Yves Bissouma, before taking on Lewis Dunk and dropping the ball.

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Leicester ended up winning that match 2-1 thanks to goals from Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy.

United fans have reacted to the footage and are wondering if their captain has a high appeal.

One commented: “Put Sancho on RW, do wide crosses and Maguire can be the top scorer in the league.”

Another said: “He’s pretty good for the future, I’ve always said that.”

While a third said: ‘Don’t show this to Ralf, it will happen as soon as possible.’

Maguire is expected to start alongside Raphael Varane when United take on bitter rivals Leeds United this weekend.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Varane dropped out of Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Brighton through illness and Victor Lindelof partnered Maguire at the back, but is expected to return to the starting XI.

Rangnick has responded to rumors that the 28-year-old’s captaincy is under threat, with Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly waiting to take over.

He emphasized by Athleticism: “I have never spoken with a player about a change of captain. It has never been a problem. I decide who is captain.

“Harry is our captain and he will remain captain until the end of the season.”

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