Fans had been expecting Maguire to have a big impact at Old Trafford after he moved from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 in a record €92m deal, making the Englishman the most expensive defender in history.
Material for ridicule
Maguire has been very poor since moving to Manchester United, causing a lot of goals against his team, and becoming the enemy of his first team fans, as everyone wished that he did not start.
Maguire has also become the first subject of ridicule for sports content creators on YouTube and social media platforms, as well as satirical football pages and the public, with everyone racing to compile footage of the mistakes he made with his team.
The mockery of the United defender reached the Ghanaian Parliament, where Isaac Adongo MP mocked in an official session of the United defender in front of the cameras, where he said: "There is a player in England named Harry Maguire, all he does is throw his body, and has become the most prominent problem in Manchester United's defense of creating goals for opponents." The clip went viral all over the world.
At the last World Cup in Qatar, Harry Maguire began the journey back to form with his former club Leicester City, leading the Three Lions to the quarter-finals before bidding farewell to defending champions France.
In the current season, 2023-2024, Maguire has regained his form, the mockery of him has ceased, and he has managed to lead Manchester United's defence brilliantly, especially in his final games in November.
In recognition of his form, the Premier League nominated Maguire among the competition's best players of the month in November for the Player of the Month award, in an unexpected surprise for fans, who are used to mocking the international defender.
Player of the Month
The Premier League revealed 6 players competing for the November Player of the Month award, led by Harry Maguire, Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon, Manchester City's Jeremy Ducoux, Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins, Chelsea's Raheem Sterling, and West Ham's Tomas Soucek.
Ahead of the official announcement from the league, strong sources, including renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, revealed that Maguire had won the Premier League Player of the Month award.
Harry's Player of the Month card was leaked from EA, which offers the popular FC24 electronic football game, sponsors monthly individual prizes, and gives the winning player additional energies in the game, as happened with Tottenham's Maddison and Son, and Mohamed Salah Liverpool, since the beginning of the season until now.
Since the leaks emerged with Maguire's victory, the ridicule has turned into praise for the strong return of the English defender, who has not succumbed to criticism around the world and has managed to return to his defensive solidity.
Maguire led Manchester United in November during 3 Premier League matches, during which his team managed to come away with a clean sheet without conceding a goal, beating Fulham with a clean goal, then Luton with the same score, and finally Everton with a clean treble.