Former Sheffield United defender and England World Cup star Harry Maguire has not forgotten his Sheffield roots as nation wakes up to ex-Blades talent

Former Sheffield United defender and England World Cup star Harry Maguire has not forgotten his Sheffield roots as nation wakes up to ex-Blades talent

HARRY MAGUIRE is enjoying an extraordinary World Cup with England. The Leicester City defender is currently wooing the nation with a skill set that Sheffield United fans have long been familiar with during the early stage of his career at Bramall Lane. Here the Daily Mail’s David Jones delves into the Sheffield roots that have made Big Harry “possibly one of the most unaffected, humble, grounded blokes ever to pull on a Three Lions jersey.”

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Former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire is a wanted man after World Cup heroics but can Leicester City keep hold of him?

Former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire is a wanted man after World Cup heroics but can Leicester City keep hold of him?

HARRY MAGUIRE set England on the way to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, heading the opener in a 2-0 win against Sweden in Russia. Former England and Arsenal defender Martin Keown, a huge admirer of the 25-year-old, believes Maguire’s World Cup performances will scramble a big-money race to try and prise him away from Leicester City.

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Men of steel – Sheffield United talent factory forged backbone of England World Cup defence writes Matt Barlow of ex- Blades in Daily Mail

Men of steel – Sheffield United talent factory forged backbone of England World Cup defence writes Matt Barlow of ex- Blades in Daily Mail

TODAY’S Daily Mail features Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire under the headline ‘Men of Steel – How Sheffield United’s talent factory forged the backbone of England’s World Cup defence’. A fascinating interview with Ron Reid, the club’s former Academy manager.

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Ex-Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire flies Blades flag in Moscow after rave reviews as England reach World Cup quarter-finals in thriller

Ex-Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire flies Blades flag in Moscow after rave reviews as England reach World Cup quarter-finals in thriller

HARRY MAGUIRE won rave reviews from former England internationals after the ex-Sheffield United defender played a huge part in the national side reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2006. Ecstatic Maguire was only too happy to show his true colours with fans after the match.

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Astonishing attack on England and former Sheffield United defender Kyle Walker from ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Astonishing attack on England and former Sheffield United defender Kyle Walker from ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

KYLE WALKER, one of three Yorkshiremen and two ex-Blades who started England’s record-breaking World Cup romp against Panama, and among the six who finished it, has come under an extraordinary attack from Arsenal’s former boss Arsene Wenger.

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Ex-Blades Walker and Maguire are real deal on World Cup stage but have not forgotten roots at Sheffield United

Ex-Blades Walker and Maguire are real deal on World Cup stage but have not forgotten roots at Sheffield United

KYLE WALKER and Harry Maguire, two ex-Blades and lifelong fans in a South Yorkshire-born England World Cup back three, this week made Sheffield United and the city proud. Victory in opening group group match against Tunisia didn’t quite go to plan for Walker. But he won enormous credit for the way in which he publicly dealt with a difficult situation.

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Internationals threaten to break Sheffield United's new-found momentum

Internationals threaten to break Sheffield United's new-found momentum

WHO would have thought it. The national football team is threatening to break Sheffield United's new-found momentum which has put a promotion bid back on track. Yes, an upcoming international break has forced an unwelcome postponement. Does anyone really want the season to grind to regular halts to accommodate England and other nations? Even Big Sam Allardyce has decided to give this one a miss.

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