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Harry Maguire impresses in Man Utd’s dramatic win at Fulham

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire produced an impressive performance during the 1-0 Premier League win over Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

The England international had the worst possible start to the game as he suffered a nasty cut above his eye after just 37 seconds following kick-off.

Maguire was able to clear the concussion protocols to return to the pitch and he produced one of his best away performances of the campaign.

United won the game in dramatic fashion after Bruno Fernandes’ 91st minute goal, but Maguire equally had a good outing against the Cottagers.

Over 90 minutes, he won a stunning 10 duels with nine clearances. He had 75 touches with 49 passes and six successful long balls. He blocked two shots.

Harry Maguire proves his worth

There was some criticism towards Maguire at the start of the campaign amid speculation that he turned down a summer move to West Ham United.

United wanted to recruit a marquee centre-back after parting ways with their former captain, but their plans were hampered by his decision to stay.

Maguire was a regular on the bench in the early weeks, but he has now become a pivotal figure in the heart of the defence for manager Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman has persisted with Maguire from the right centre-back position despite Raphael Varane being available to play over the last two league games.

Maguire definitely rose up to the occasion at Craven Cottage and he has the opportunity to continue the good form during the midweek trip to face Copenhagen.

United face a must-win game against the Danish champions in the Champions League, having picked up only three points from as many group stage matches.

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