Harry Maguire: Footage of England Defender Pulling Off Ronaldinho Moves in Training Spotted

Harry Maguire: Footage of England Defender Pulling Off Ronaldinho Moves in Training Spotted

  • Harry Maguire was spotted pulling off Joga bonito moves during an England training session ahead of the World Cup kick-off
  • Maguire did several dummies and then fooled Phil Foden with a roulette spin, but his shot at goal was saved
  • The 29-year-old Manchester United defender is set to start for England in their World Cup opener against Iran on Monday

England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was spotted polishing his dribbling skills in Three Lions training as they intensified their training ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Maguire has endured heavy criticism this year due to his underwhelming performances for club and country, but he is looking to put all that behind him and put up a show in Qatar.

Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, England, Manchester United, 2022 World Cup
Harry Maguire is playing in his second World Cup. Photo by Michael Steele.
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The 29-year-old remains the most expensive defender in British football but has yet to live up to the hefty fee Man United paid to Leicester to secure his signature.

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Although he was important under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his form deteriorated when the Norwegian was fired in November last year. Fans on social media targeted him. Moreover, he received a bomb threat at his house earlier this year.

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He started the first two Premier League games under new boss Erik ten Hag this season, but his performances were terrible. He was dropped since then and has only made one start in the league, according to Eurosport.

Maguire turns into prime Ronaldinho

In a video posted on Twitter, Maguire could be seen performing skills that only an agile and silky player like Ronaldinho could do on the pitch during a training session with England.

However, it seemed the towering and long-limbed centre-back comfortably pulled off the roulette spin, bamboozling Phil Foden.

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However, his shot was saved by Nick Pope. The clip has since gone viral and has received nearly half a million views on Twitter.

Maguire is expected to start for England in their World Cup opener versus Iran on Monday, 21st November, alongside John Stones.

Maguire plays as striker for Man United

Sports Brief earlier reported on Maguire playing as a centre forward for United during their Europa League encounter against Real Sociedad earlier this month.

The defender formed a two-man partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo as United searched for a crucial goal.

However, they could only win 1-0, meaning they will have to beat Barcelona in the playoffs to go to the last 16.

Source: SportsBrief.com