Over the years, one thing Manchester United have lacked post Sir Alex Ferguson era is a centre-back pairing that can boast the partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
However, it seems current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building a centre-back pairing of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
The duo have started all five of United’s games this season and Harry Maguire is adamant that they will continue to work hard on developing their understanding, having kept two clean sheets already this season.
He said after the 1-0 win over Leicester City: “You have to realise partnerships are built on playing games and we have only had five games. We will get better. I will understand him more and he will understand me more.
“There probably will be times when we can do better but we will continue to work hard on the training pitch and that is really important to build relationships around the pitch – not just me and Victor.
“It was important we all stuck at it. We knew it was going to be scrappy. As a team, we pressed really well and kept solid and, if we improve with the ball, we will improve as a team.”
Despite keeping a clean sheet in this game, Solskjaer acknowledged his side lost control and had to defend for long periods of time.
The United boss said: “Let’s face it, we did not play a good game.The first 25 minutes were fantastic, but we gradually lost control.
“And by the end we had control. It was probably the first time of the season, except for the game against Chelsea, where we had to defend as a team for long periods, so the clean sheet is nice.”