Neville says Maguire's "problem" Man Utd player would be great at Liverpool


Gary Neville insists he remains a fan of Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof, even though he suspects he might be more suitable for Liverpool.

Swedish international Lindelof again came under scrutiny for his role in Mbaye Diagne’s goal for West Brom at The Hawthorns on Sunday, when the Baggies forward outmuscled the former Benfica centre-back to head home.

Lindelof has seen his place in the United defence come under threat from Eric Bailly whenever the Ivorian has been fit, and Neville thinks that Maguire’s lack of mobility doesn’t help with his partner’s performances.

“Victor Lindelof’s problem is Harry Maguire and Harry Maguire’s problem is Victor Lindelof,” Neville told Sky Sports.



Diagne got the better of Lindelof for West Brom's goal
Diagne got the better of Lindelof for West Brom’s goal

“I think if you put Lindelof alongside [Virgil] van Dijk at Liverpool, he’s a fantastic player, I think he’s a really good player.

“He understands the game, he reads the game, if he was alongside a Rio Ferdinand or a Virgil van Dijk, I think they would make a great pair.

“The problem is he’s alongside someone who isn’t the most mobile in Harry Maguire. That’s the problem he’s got because they’re going to find someone who can play alongside Maguire because they invested £80m in him.

“I actually think Lindelof is a really good player and if Liverpool were looking for a centre-back pairing, I think he would do a really good job at Liverpool alongside Virgil van Dijk.

“The problem is I don’t think he does a great job alongside Maguire because they both drop back and they’ve got to get up the pitch more.”

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