Van Dijk of Manchester United! Huge record-breaking claim made after United seal perfect Maguire deal

Jonny Evans has backed Harry Maguire to have the same impact at Manchester United as Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool.

After months of speculation and rumours, United finally secured a transfer deal for Leicester defender Maguire, who is now the most expensive defender in world football after United paid a massive £80 million to complete a deal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to improve the back-line and bring In a couple of defenders that would help get the club challenging for that Premier League title, with Aaron Wan-Bassika also adding a bit of excitement on the right-side of the defender.

And after an impressive performance against Chelsea at the weekend, Evans has claimed that Maguire can have the sort of impact that Van Dijk has had to Liverpool, turning them into Champions League winners and serious contenders to Manchester City’s Premier League title.

He said on the Daily Express website: “You can see comparisons in their games.

“Both are great on the ball, and Harry has got explosive pace people don’t see. He is powerful and good in the air.

“Everyone will compare the transfer fees but it’s so difficult to judge transfer fees nowadays. We are all human and it is weird we get traded for money.

“In the transfer market it’s all supply and demand and things can go up and down at any moment. The most important thing is for him to be judged on how he plays.

“I don’t have any worries about him there. He is tailor-made for Manchester United, it was a great move for him.

“He’s a player they needed. He’s got a really likeable nature about him. He will be a real hit there, he is a fantastic player.”

Van Dijk is now the best central defender in the game and Liverpool done extremely well acquiring his services for just £75 million as he is now worth double that and if Maguire can come in and make the same kind o impact that the Dutchman managed at Liverpool, then they will be back challenging for titles sooner rather than later.

The Englishman has the ability to be one of the best defenders in the game, he just needs to prove that to many in the game.

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