Michael Dawson insists he at all times knew Harry Maguire would make it to the highest.
The Manchester United captain scored in England’s 4-Zero thrashing of Ukraine to arrange a Euro 2020 semi-final conflict with Denmark.
Maguire performed alongside Dawson for 3 seasons at Hull City, earlier than becoming a member of Leicester in 2017.
Two years on the King Energy Stadium then satisfied Manchester United to make him the world’s costliest defender with an £80million switch.
And Dawson isn’t shocked by his former teammate’s rise to superstardom.
He instructed talkSPORT: “We each signed for Hull City on the similar time. He got here from Sheffield United.
“He needed to be affected person [for his chance] due to myself and Curtis Davies.
“It was our first yr within the Premier League and sadly we received relegated, however we then bounced again to the Premier League.
“In my third season there, he then performed nigh on each sport and that’s when he received the popularity.
“Once you share a dressing room and a pitch with gamers, you realise what their character is like. He travelled in every single place and didn’t actually play for 2 seasons.
“Our third yr within the Premier League once we received relegated, he then received his transfer to Leicester City.
“I actually knew it might be a stepping stone. I spoke to folks and stated, ‘Wes Morgan and Robert Huth received the Premier League, however they received’t have seen a participant like Harry Maguire’.
“He will get on the ball, brings the ball out, begins assaults. He’s unbelievable. I’ve at all times been an enormous fan.”