Paul Pogba has lauded new Manchester United teammate, Harry Maguire, calling him a “leader” after just one appearance for the club, and revealed he now calls him “The Beast”.
The Red Devils moved late, in the summer transfer window, to bring in Maguire from Leicester City
A record-breaking £80million deal was agreed for the 26-year-old, who is now the most expensive defender in world football.
Maguire showed glimpses of his ability as United hammered Chelsea 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.
And Pogba told reporters afterwards: “I call him ‘The Beast’.
“Honestly, as you saw, he was really impressive. He is a leader. He fit 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.
“In the first half, we were dominated in terms of chances and possession, but we reacted in the second.
“Our changes enabled us to take over. We were better in possession and in terms of chances.
“We were lucky to have the lead through the penalty in the first half, but after a bad start, we finished the match well. We are satisfied with our performance.”