Former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid forward Rafael van der Vaart has compared Manchester United defender Harry Maguire to a Sunday league footballer.
Maguire joined United for a world record fee of £80 million from Leicester City in the summer transfer window and has played every league game this season. The 26-year-old has seen United struggle this campaign, winning only two games and sit two points above relegation places.
Speaking to Ziggo Sport, Van der Vaart hit out at Maguire while comparing him to Maguire, "He can do something, but if he is worth so much money, Virgil van Dijk is worth £300million. If I am going to play with the amateurs on Sunday afternoon, I can easily find three who can do this. I mean that seriously. A bit silly to say, but I really think so.
"It’s funny because, during the Nations League, I was doing work for Dutch television. And I remember we were saying Harry Maguire was by far the worst player on the pitch. And then two months later, £80-£90m? Unbelievable."