Harry Maguire reveals Man United's classy gesture from back in 2011 while at Sheffield

Harry Maguire reveals Man United's classy gesture from back in 2011 while at Sheffield

Manchester United's Harry Maguire has recalled how he was impressed by a 'kind gesture' from the club back in 2011 during an FA Youth Cup tie.

Maguire was part of a Sheffield United side that played United in the finals, where the Blades lost 6-3 on aggregate. 

In the second leg of the tie at Old Trafford, the defender was knocked unconscious after an aerial challenge with Ravel Morrison, who is now in Sheffield United's squad.

A video of the incident shows the entire home crowd rising to its feet to applaud Harry as he was taken down the tunnel on a stretcher, and it touched the England international. 

“It was just after half-time when it happened. I had a clash of heads with Ravel and actually got knocked out,“ Maguire told the club's official monthly magazine.

"It was the only time I’ve been knocked out in my career, touch wood. It was a nasty blow and I was in hospital overnight.

“But then someone got in touch [from Manchester United] and checked I was okay. They sent me a Man United shirt, and just said: 'Good luck for the future, you’re a good, promising young player, keep your head down and so on.'

“It was a nice touch from the club and just shows what a classy club United is.”

Maguire grew up in the Sheffield United Academy and ahead of his emotional return to the place he grew this time with United in a Premier League match, he is grateful for the platform he was given. 

“I’ve been really lucky, to have had a lot of experience in terms of playing games,” he said. “I played 50 games for three or four seasons at Sheffield United, every year.

United will travel to Bramall Lane to face fifth-placed Sheffield United after the international break, hoping to build on their recent wins. 

The Red Devils are currently seventh on the log with 16 points, 18 off league leaders Liverpool