Harry Maguire, who was famously nicknamed 'slabhead' by his former Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy, has earned a new nickname in the short time he has spent at Manchester United.
The 26-year-old centre back became the world's most expensive defender when he completed an £80m move to Old Trafford this summer.
He made an instant impression on his competitive debut too, earning the man of the match award for a sensational performance in United's 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on Sunday.
Proud to make my debut and great to get three points at Old Trafford, the atmosphere was class 🔴— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 11, 2019
Clean sheet for the team too. Thanks for the amazing support 🙌 pic.twitter.com/tLj8LzrV8M
It was a bright start to the season for the Red Devils, whose impressive performance has given the United fans belief that they can better last season's underwhelming sixth-place finish.
Paul Pogba was particularly pleased with Maguire's contribution to the victory, and revealed his new nickname for the towering centre back, as he said, via the Mirror: "I call him [Maguire] 'the beast'.
"Honestly, as you saw, he was really impressive. He is a leader. He fits right in with us in training.
"We talked about controlling the defence well and he has a good understanding with Victor [Lindelof]. It was a very good match to start with from the whole team."
Source : 90min