Maguire always keen to help United's young players

Saturday 21 January 2023 15:00

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says he is always keen to help our young players with their development in any way he can.

The club has a history of producing its own talents, coming from the Academy through to the senior team, and manager Erik ten Hag has already shown his eagerness to continue that tradition this season. 

Most recently young midfielder Kobbie Mainoo was handed his senior debut in the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Charlton, while Alejandro Garnacho's role is continuing to grow under the Dutchman.

Maguire has always been keen to take on the responsibility of helping our buddying young prospects, and has underlined the importance of doing so, particularly as club captain.

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''I have a big responsibility, not just on the pitch, but off it as well," said Maguire.

''Set standards, set demands, and obviously help these young players come through and give them my experience. There is so much experience in the squad now.

''They have great people to lean upon and I think he [Mainoo] came in, his first start he did really well. [It was] an important victory for ourselves and I’m sure it is the first of many for him.''

Since becoming a Red in 2019, Maguire has made a habit of getting out to watch United's teams across the club - from the Academy levels to United Women - expressing that is something he takes pride in doing.

While helping the men's team to achieve its objectives, the skipper is keen to stay close to the action elsewhere at United.

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Harry insists United are firmly placed to kick on and claim success this season.

''It is something that I want to be involved in, I want to see the youth, I want to see the younger lads coming through and see the talent that they’ve got, the excitement that they bring to the game,'' Maguire added.

''It was great watching the Youth Cup. And the women’s game has been developed so much over the last few years now so it’s great to see them doing well as well this year.

''It’s something I want to stay close to in terms of everything to do with the club and try my best to push everything forward.''