15 Oct Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers praises Harry Maguire’s handling of Manchester United transfer
Leicester director Brendan Rodgers has praised Harry Maguire’s managing of his summertime death to Manchester United and hailed as the’remarkable’ defender’s impact at Old Trafford.
Rodgers took over at Leicester ahead of a protracted transfer saga that finally saw Maguire combine United for # 80m days before the Premier League transfer window shut in February.
With Maguire place to face his former team in Old Trafford on Saturday Rodgers revealed that he has maintained a solid connection with his former player.
“I text Harry nevertheless now, wish him the best when he was playing England,” Rodgers said on Thursday. “He was a remarkable man and a fantastic player and for me, his behaviour in the period he was here, really typified him to get a man.
“Even though it had been so tricky for him the way through the summer, from the close of the season right the way through… I’ll always have a large respect for him for that.
“He’s a good guy and he’s gone in there and you’ll be able to see he’s made them better.”
Leicester attained the global break unbeaten and third in the Premier League table – three points clear of United, that have neglected to back up an opening weekend of Chelsea.
Saturday’s meeting between the sides has been charged as a game that could be crucial in the struggle for a top-six conclusion come the season’s conclusion.
Wondering if United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have picked Maguire’s mind for details about Leicester’s strategic strategy, Rodgers stated:”I don’t believe so.
“Knowing the way the sport works, all of the analysts do a whole lot of the work.
“I would not have thought that he (Solskjaer) would have spoken with Harry.”