Manchester United have been urged to retain their interest in Harry Maguire, with Peter Schmeichel of the opinion that the Leicester defender can be a “modern day Steve Bruce”.
The legendary Red Devils goalkeeper spent many happy years at Old Trafford working behind one of the most reliable centre-halves in the business.
Bruce was often an underrated performer, with no England recognition coming his way, but he skippered United to Premier League title glory and was never one to shirk a challenge.
Maguire is considered to be cut from the same cloth, with Jose Mourinho having targeted the 25-year-old over the summer.
He was left frustrated in his efforts to get a deal done, but Schmeichel is hoping to see United make a fresh approach at some stage in the near future.
The iconic Dane told beIN Sports: “I think Jose is right about the centre-half, and I also think he was right with the name that came up in Harry Maguire.
“I think he would really suit that team.
“Hopefully, eventually, at some point, Harry Maguire will find himself in a red shirt. He’s a modern day Steve Bruce!”
Maguire saw his stock rise throughout the 2017-18 season.
He starred for Leicester in the Premier League before going on to become a key figure for England during their run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.
United’s inability to bring in a player of his ilk over the summer has come back to haunt them, with Mourinho’s side having seen defensive frailties contribute to a testing start to the current campaign.
Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof have looked shaky at times, although the latter did help to keep a welcome clean sheet alongside Chris Smalling in the Red Devils’ last outing at Burnley.