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Harry Maguire has risen through the leagues to establish himself as one of the most reliable centre-backs in the game.

However, his route to the top has not always been an easy one. The Sheffield-born star came through the youth system at his hometown club Sheffield United. A resilient and tough-tackling defender, Maguire progressed into the first team at the age of 18 and made his debut for the Blades against Cardiff City in April 2011. The early signs of Harry’s quality were clear to see. Despite being introduced as a half-time substitute in that Championship clash with the Bluebirds, the then-teenager was named Man of the Match. Sadly, that campaign ended in relegation for Sheffield United, yet Maguire, who featured five times in his first season, had impressed the locals at Bramall Lane. He would go on to spend three more years with the Yorkshire outfit and make 166 appearances for the Blades, while netting on 12 occasions. A host of top-tier sides had been monitoring Maguire’s development, but it was one of United's finest centre-backs of all time who ultimately managed to prize Harry from his boyhood club. However, after signing the youngster at Hull City, Steve Bruce was wary of blooding him into the side, ahead of experienced defenders such as former Red James Chester, Curtis Davies and Michael Dawson. After playing just a handful of games in the first half of the 2014/15 campaign, Maguire was sent on loan to struggling Wigan Athletic, who, like Hull, were relegated that season. But with Maguire at the heart of defence, the Tigers instantly returned to the Premier League in the following campaign. Aged 23 at the time, Harry was five years into his professional career and had already faced his fair share of adversity. While Hull again failed to beat the drop in 2016/17, Maguire’s individual performances caught the eye. In fact, so impressive were Harry's displays, he was voted the club’s Player of the Year, earned a move to Leicester and was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad. Always a colossal presence at the back, it was during his time with Leicester that Maguire developed the passing side to his game, which he is now so eulogised for among Premier League aficionados. In two years at the Foxes, Harry established himself as one of the division’s standout centre-backs, while also becoming a cornerstone of England’s recent World Cup and Nations League campaigns. He has also proved effective at the other end of the pitch and famously headed home the Three Lions’ opener against Sweden in the 2018 World Cup quarter-final, while scoring five goals for the Foxes. Maguire even netted an injury-time equaliser against United in December 2017 to earn his former employers a 2-2 draw. Harry’s rise through the divisions, while also overcoming the occasional moment of hardship, has seen him mature into an all-round leader - one the world’s top sides simply could not overlook. But it was the allure of playing for a club of such stature and pedigree that ultimately convinced Harry to swap the East Midlands for Old Trafford, completing his move to the Reds on 5 August 2019. It didn't take long for Maguire to make an impact on the dressing room and, after wearing the captain's armband on a handful of occasions, he was appointed as United's new permanent skipper on 17 January 2020 following Ashley Young's departure to Inter Milan. Nine days later, Harry led by example in the Emirates FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers as his first goal for the club triggered an eventual 6-0 triumph.

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