MANCHESTER – The return of his captain Harry Maguire from a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days, for violence and attempted bribery, after his trial on the Greek island of Syros, will be like a new signing for Manchester United, said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
In an exclusive interview with The Dependent, Solskjaer, who has given Maguire an extended break to recover from any other prison sentences or family brawls he might want to sort out, said that his centre back, the mainstay of his defence, will have added much needed bodily harming skills to his repertoire when he returns to first team training.
“It’s like a new European signing,” said Solskjaer while talking to this scribe. “One that has, within a short span of time, added considerably to his defensive skills after working on his defence with Alexis Anagnostakis, one of Greece’s top rights lawyers.”
The United manager also lauded his captain for performing well for his club even in the off season.
“Harry knew that there were some glitches in the armour that we weren’t going to be able to fix. So he not only created a much needed distraction, he has now created a justification for it as well,” said Solskjaer.
Meanwhile, Maguire has posted a quote on his Instagram that reads: “Three things cannot be long hidden – the sun, the moon and Manchester United’s defensive woes.”