Terry gives his take on Maguire – Varane partnership

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Chelsea legend John Terry has hailed the expected partnership of Manchester United centre-backs Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire.

It has always been said that Manchester United need a top class centre-back to partner Maguire, and United have gone on to sign one of the best in the game.

John Terry has said that the partnership will be a top one and reminisced how it reminded him of his partnership with Ricardo Carvalho at Chelsea.

Terry told Astro SuperSport: “I think him and Harry will have a great relationship together. It kind of reminds me of myself and Carvalho, if I’m honest.

“The kind of Rolls-Royce that Varane is and how good Harry is on the ball and aggressive as well. So I think they’ll be a great combination together and, like I say, it will definitely strengthen them moving forward.

“But Varane is a top, top player and I’m looking forward to seeing how he does in the league this year.”

Speaking on his relationship with Carvalho, Terry continued: “Ricky kind of hit the ground running. I think the Portuguese league at the time was very physical and very demanding as well. So when he came in his personality was incredible.

“The only thing I had to do as a player was to kind of pull him back, he used to always go on these mazy runs up the pitch and leave me isolated at the back so I used to have to scream at him to get back. But again he was one of my favourite partnerships as a defender.”

For Manchester United fans, they would be hoping to see anything close to the partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.