Harry Maguire: Interesting stats show why defender won player of the month award

Harry Maguire: Interesting stats show why defender won player of the month award

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Harry Maguire continued his football resurgence by winning the Player of The Month award
  • The defender beat several big names in the Premier League to clinch the November accolade
  • Stats from his performances in November suggest he was thoroughly deserving

Harry Maguire won the Player of the Month Award for November, and very few football fans could dispute it.

It was an incredible feat for Maguire, who looked down and out at the start of the season at Manchester United.

The defender did not start a single game for the Red Devils before October but has slowly integrated himself into the first team after Raphael Varane suffered an injury setback.

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Harry Maguire during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on December 6, 2023 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Few would have predicted at the start of the season that Maguire would be competing with other Premier League hotshots for a Player of the Month award, but stats show he is fully deserving of the feat.

As reported on the Premier League website, Maguire beat Manchester City's Jeremy Doku, Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon, Chelsea's Raheem Sterling, Bournemouth's Marcus Tavernier and Luton Town's Thomas Kaminski by votes to win the award. It made him the first Manchester United player to win it this season,

Maguire’s November stats

Before taking a look at Maguire’s individual stats, it is kind to note that United won all three of their league matches in November, against Fulham, Luton Town and Everton.

In all those games, Erik ten Hag’s side kept clean sheets, and Maguire was at the heart of the defence.

He played a total of 270 minutes of Premier League football in November, conceding no goals and making six crucial blocks for his side, according to TalkSport.

In terms of clearances, Maguire made a total of 20 in November, putting him in 5th among all players.

He also has impressive numbers in the aerial duel department, winning 16 duels (2nd in the division for the month of November).

Maguire reacts after feat

Sports Brief also reported on Maguire’s sentiments after winning the Player of the Month award.

The defender was grateful to those who voted for him as he attributed his win to his teammates.

Maguire will be hoping to continue his good form when United take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, December 9.

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