Van Dijk vs Maguire: The better player has been revealed

Liverpool legend Danny Murphy has rated Virgil van Dijk over Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.

The Pundit doesn’t consider Maguire to be a world-class defender and believes the Dutchman is a better player in every aspect than the Englishman.

Speaking on talkSPORT radio, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy said: “Manchester United have got to be better defensively, that’s been proven this season. With Harry Maguire, people just compared the price tag with Virgil van Dijk, and that’s not right.

“You can’t compare Maguire to Van Dijk. Van Dijk is a better player is every aspect. He’s never going to be Van Dijk. He’s never going to be that quick, he’s never going to be as good a passer, he’s not going to be Van Dijk. But what he has done is he’s made United better and he’s going to get better.

“Man United’s defensive record since the restart has been good and he’s been part of that. He’s played every minute of nearly every game to be fair to him and he looked a bit leggy against Sevilla, which is understandable. So cut him a bit of slack.”