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01st Aug 2018

Harry Maguire explains his shinpads after becoming a meme yet again

The internet loves itself some Harry Maguire

Darragh Murphy

It looks like Manchester United are set to miss out on Harry Maguire.

Leicester sent a clear message to Jose Mourinho by posting a photograph of Maguire in the Foxes’ new away kit on Wednesday morning, just 24 hours after Claude Puel revealed that it was unlikely that the in-demand defender would leave the King Power Stadium this summer.

“I am confident about the presence of Harry for this season. He is a very good player for us,” Puel told Sky Sports News.

“I was not surprised about his performance during this World Cup. We saw his progress during the second half of the season.

“He was great and played very well. It was not a surprise to see him perform well at this level in the international game.

“Of course for us he is a very good player – I wait for him with impatience because we need Harry and we need also Jamie [Vardy] because they are Leicester.”

The above image would lead you to believe that Leicester fully intend to rebuff any advances for their centre-half who impressed during England’s World Cup campaign.

It would also suggest that Maguire wears the smallest shinpads known to man.

Maguire, who discovered what it’s like to become a meme during his time in Russia, quickly responded to questions about his preferred type of shin protection by simply explaining that he just sported that kind of shinpad for the photoshoot.

It seems like the 25-year-old can’t do anything nowadays without the internet latching on to it with a vice-like grip.