Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has expressed just how proud he is of his turnaround at the club following his heroics against FC Copenhagen.
Maguire netted United’s only goal, to help secure the win for his side and keep the Red Devils’ ambitions of making it out of Group A alive.
The goal was Maguire’s first since February 2022 and he looked emotional after burying his downward header into the net at the far post
United also required a last-gasp penalty save from Andre Onana at the death.
Maguire’s appearance against FC Copenhagen was the Englishman’s third consecutive start across all competitions.
He has barely put a foot wrong after returning to the team and seems to be enjoying a kind of renaissance after a horrible past couple of seasons at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old spoke to TNT Sports after the game and said, “I’m really proud and pleased with the way I’ve acted over the last 6-12 months. I’ve been given an opportunity now and I just want to be here to help the team and get this club back to where it should be.”
Reacting to the dramatic win, Maguire remarked, “Incredible! We’ve got to be more clinical and get that second. The first half was really poor but we came out in the second half a lot better.”
The former United skipper heaped praise on Onana for his “massive save” that ensured United did not share the spoils with Jacob Neestrup’s men.
Maguire dedicated the victory to United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton who recently died at the age of 86.
The 30-year-old Three Lions international pointed out, “It was meant to be.”
“We were meant to win the game — a magnificent save and a win dedicated to Sir Bobby and his family.”