Manchester United would need to be “mentally strong” to return to the top says center-back Harry Maguire who confirmed his intention to collect trophies in the coming years.
Last year Maguire made a historic transfer for £80 million ($99 m) from Leicester.
He became the world’s most expensive player by agreeing to a six-year deal at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old helped Red Devils once again into a strong defensive force, at the back forming a powerful relationship with Victor Lindelof and justified his price tag.
In the first half of the season, United was too unpredictable but thinks promising indicators of improvement were seen in 2020, addressed Maguire.
During a MUTV Q&A Maguire said, “As a Red, our biggest enemy is definitely ourselves. I’d agree we’ve possibly let ourselves down as a squad at times this year by being a little more illogical.”
“There were moments where we were so competitive in play, and then we fell down a little and got disciplined. Therefore, I would say that we are our biggest enemy.”
“We need to be powerful, mentally. We are a community of young people so we just don’t want to use it as an excuse. We want to be young but we want to stay mature. That’s where we were really picked up over the last few weeks.”