Harry Maguire reveals to Gary Neville why he chose United over City, EURO hopes & more | The Overlap

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking to Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire.

Harry talks about what it was like breaking through at Sheffield United, and which defenders inspired him as a kid.

We reflect on England, talking about the experience of Russia in 2018, and the heart-breaking loss against Croatia. He even reveals why he turned up to the England squad with bin bags!

I find out why Harry chose United over City, and then what it’s been like becoming Captain of Manchester United.

I give him a special handwritten letter from Sir Alex Ferguson, and then we get stuck into a putting challenge!

Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this episode, and who do you want to see on next?

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0:00 - 9:59 The inspiration of Ferdinand & Terry, breaking through at Sheffield United, and the England bin-bags
10:00 - 17:02 Getting called up to England, losing against Croatia and looking ahead to the EUROs
17:02 - 29:21 Choosing Manchester United over Manchester City, the impact of social media and becoming United Captain
29:21 - 42:23 Harry’s lowest point of his career, VAR, a letter from Sir Alex and a putting challenge!


  1. Nicholas Good

    Nicholas Good

    3 dögum síðan

    Loovly Lads - I have to say I never really make too much of an effort to put a player down unless they're in great form and getting loads of praise and I think they're over rated - One big thing I regret was giving Vermalen a dirty look at a game from the stands for an arsenal game years ago- nice seats so fairly close - after he screwed up and lost the ball at the corner flag (and I go to very, very few games) - next thing I knew he'd gone to Barca and I rate him to death !! I feel like writing him a letter :)

  2. Deren H

    Deren H

    6 dögum síðan

    Gary “I was sacked by Valencia” Neville

  3. James Bews

    James Bews

    8 dögum síðan

    Harry is so boring!! zzz

  4. Fearsome137


    8 dögum síðan

    Would love a quick peep of that letter from Sir Alex...

  5. EJKA Legal

    EJKA Legal

    10 dögum síðan

    His team bottled it again.....

  6. Soyuncu Lcfc

    Soyuncu Lcfc

    11 dögum síðan

    Leicester have done so much better after selling him

  7. jddrummy37


    11 dögum síðan

    Slabhead is shocking🤦‍♂️

  8. The Truth

    The Truth

    11 dögum síðan

    I couldn’t even watch this Maguires face pains me never mind his defensive skills all I can say is terminate your contract and save our club.

    • Soyuncu Lcfc

      Soyuncu Lcfc

      11 dögum síðan

      And oles and get a a manager that knows wining

  9. Tohru God

    Tohru God

    12 dögum síðan

    The pathetic sunday arespectively report because sushi neatly risk athwart a unusual typhoon. grumpy, psychedelic india

  10. Dome ski

    Dome ski

    12 dögum síðan

    Harry Maguire sounds like Tyson Fury

  11. AH 2006

    AH 2006

    12 dögum síðan

    Me watching this as England lost the final

  12. CptSpears007


    13 dögum síðan

    Jesus, Gary needs to get over his time at Valencia, brings it up in every video.

  13. Issy Jas

    Issy Jas

    14 dögum síðan

    80 million, joke transfer fee, buy in haste and repent at leisure. He’s a poor mans John O’Shea and he had the turning circle of a boat. Has no positional sense and is slow and woeful. Needs to play with two centre halves to cover up his limitations.

  14. Jimmy Norris

    Jimmy Norris

    16 dögum síðan

    Paint him green and he's the wicked witch of the west

  15. Phil.n.Jen Bosco

    Phil.n.Jen Bosco

    16 dögum síðan

    I never really paid too much attention to McGuire, but this interview was great and I hugely respect him. Top class.

  16. mjaatpriory


    16 dögum síðan

    Brilliant interview, Harry comes across really well. Loved hearing how United sent him a shirt when he got injured in the Youth Cup against them.

  17. steve welsh

    steve welsh

    17 dögum síðan

    he probably joined United cos the bookies are better in Manchester, when at Hull he had a right problem, I know, I was a manager at one of the shops he came in, if you could bet on an apple falling from a tree, he would bet it would rise up, useless and no clue. lmao

  18. Bornies Bikes and Food

    Bornies Bikes and Food

    18 dögum síðan

    Wow what a great interview. Love how much respect Harry has for the people around him. Leicester owner comments were fantastic

  19. Bradford Choung

    Bradford Choung

    18 dögum síðan

    Gary: Harry, I don't know if you're aware, but I got fired at Valencia. Jaime Carragher: :)

  20. iCEetMarne


    19 dögum síðan

    Harrys a solid, respectful, Fergie type player. Love him. Cheers skip.

  21. greyman


    19 dögum síðan

    That is a great gift!

  22. kirk st morits

    kirk st morits

    20 dögum síðan

    A great ambassador for Manchester football club

  23. Young Lord

    Young Lord

    21 degi síðan síðan

    14:30 varane scoring a great header now he's his center back partner 😁

  24. Craig Newport

    Craig Newport

    22 dögum síðan

    Didn't like Gary as a player but I think the future he will be the face of England football he's a legend

  25. Chezzbo Q7

    Chezzbo Q7

    24 dögum síðan

    Lol he chose united over city because city wasnt an option

  26. Add J

    Add J

    24 dögum síðan

    Remember when he got banged up abroad? 😂

  27. Benedict Hampus

    Benedict Hampus

    26 dögum síðan

    “Failure is my phobia”

  28. Benedict Hampus

    Benedict Hampus

    26 dögum síðan

    Great head of hair on the lad

  29. Cris James

    Cris James

    29 dögum síðan

    Our Captain ❤️

  30. Bobby


    Mánuði síðan

    Harry didn't even notice that Gary was ripping him for basically having the worst answer to the coming through something tough as a child question. 'inspirational stuff' 🤣. You could see Gary thinking to himself, god this generation really are soft snowflakes 🤣.

  31. Q S

    Q S

    Mánuði síðan

    Why does no one ask Southgate why he repeated the same mistakes twice. Semi final 2018 and final 2021

  32. DK K

    DK K

    Mánuði síðan

    If he weren’t english, he would cost a lot less than that... He is just one of typical english bubbles like gleash. He is Expensive player becasue he is english player.

    • K.R.O


      19 dögum síðan

      Yeah, yeah. Just like Neymar🙄

  33. Fubster l

    Fubster l

    Mánuði síðan

    Seems like a great lad! A shame he isn’t the defender.

  34. C J

    C J

    Mánuði síðan

    why's harry playing with midget clubs?

  35. Ignas Pukas122

    Ignas Pukas122

    Mánuði síðan

    So leicester doesnt exsist

  36. Oldfogey Oldfogey

    Oldfogey Oldfogey

    Mánuði síðan

    Hey Harry, please don't go to Greece for your holidays!

  37. b n

    b n

    Mánuði síðan

    ''invited to the england whatsapp group'' what a fud

  38. Sim Ber

    Sim Ber

    Mánuði síðan

    Gary Neville is football’s Charles Barkley

  39. Latrell Spencer

    Latrell Spencer

    Mánuði síðan

    😂😂😂😂 city chose not to pay 80 million not the other way around. City stopped pursuing VVD over 75 million.

  40. Truth


    Mánuði síðan

    You can see the admiration and respect they have for each other. Manchester United is the obvious reason.

  41. Benjamin Taylor

    Benjamin Taylor

    Mánuði síðan

    Is it me or does Harry Maguire look like he has a size 37 shoe? Surely he should be scoring more goals. (30:03)

  42. light case

    light case

    Mánuði síðan

    Maguire's really matured and matured for the better honestly both on and off the pitch

  43. rogerlebaron


    Mánuði síðan

    seems a nice guy but does not come across as a leader/captain to me.

  44. Hitchslap


    Mánuði síðan

    My captain

    • Soyuncu Lcfc

      Soyuncu Lcfc

      11 dögum síðan

      Lol imagine going from Roy Keane to maguire

  45. The Angry Dad

    The Angry Dad

    Mánuði síðan

    Of course it was Vardy 🤣🤣

  46. jammyb 89

    jammyb 89

    Mánuði síðan

    I'd like to see the uncut version of this interview same with kane

  47. 2021 Content

    2021 Content

    Mánuði síðan

    You can see he’s been media trained well in all his answers lol good interview

  48. Nicola Martin

    Nicola Martin

    Mánuði síðan

    My favourite interview of Harry Maguires 😍 ❤ man u forever

  49. Tom Joy

    Tom Joy

    Mánuði síðan

    Absolutely brilliant. Great questions and honest answers. Harry comes across so well here 👏🏻

  50. pramey tripathi

    pramey tripathi

    Mánuði síðan

    Love the passion from our captain

  51. Adam


    Mánuði síðan

    I thought city pulled out of the deal because they didn't want to pay 80 million for Maguire

  52. Steve A Mcleary Jr

    Steve A Mcleary Jr

    Mánuði síðan

    Such a great lad

  53. Mitchell Lee

    Mitchell Lee

    Mánuði síðan

    Has he had 1 of his eyebrows shaved ?

  54. OLG


    Mánuði síðan

    The way this video is edited is so chopped up. Doesn't flow like a natural podcast or a even a conversation for that matter, it's quite difficult to watch. Podcasts are edited very very minimally.

  55. 0116


    Mánuði síðan

    got to respect harry for staying at Leicester for 1 more season when vichai asked him to stay.

  56. Timotheus N. H. Nakashona

    Timotheus N. H. Nakashona

    Mánuði síðan

    So Harry always makes sure that he's got a proper left back.

  57. chiefstain


    Mánuði síðan

    Joined United to win trophies.........LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  58. sarvesh vazarkar

    sarvesh vazarkar

    Mánuði síðan

    14:32 varane reference

  59. cykachu 420

    cykachu 420

    Mánuði síðan

    damn i really enjoyed this interview

  60. MegaSKAGGS


    Mánuði síðan

    In answer to the question MONEY

  61. Danny H

    Danny H

    Mánuði síðan

    ‘Wanted to join united because I wanted to lose and not win a trophies’

  62. Dat Boi

    Dat Boi

    Mánuði síðan

    varane's gonna be next to you conceding headers next time mate!

  63. H454N 786

    H454N 786

    Mánuði síðan

    Wouldnt start for city anywah

  64. England UK

    England UK

    Mánuði síðan

    He never chose utd over City, everyone knows when utd, in desperation, started talking silly money City walked away just as sanchez "chose utd over city".. Ha Ha, how did that work out for utd?..... We've got Dias, stones and laporte, utd have got a player utd fans spend half the season demanding to be dropped! 😂😂😂

  65. OCB B

    OCB B

    Mánuði síðan

    Now he gets to play with Varane! ❤️ GGMU

  66. Seamus Reddington

    Seamus Reddington

    Mánuði síðan

    Harry plays for man utd

  67. epec20


    Mánuði síðan

    Cause he wasn't good enough for Citeh. 🤷‍♀️

  68. Willie Beck

    Willie Beck

    Mánuði síðan

    Maguire Really turned me from a hater to a fan and it really showed how much we need him when he got injured at the end of the season we Really struggled without him

  69. Gary O Rourke

    Gary O Rourke

    Mánuði síðan

    Cracking interview this was. I’ve a whole different level of respect for McGuire after watching this.

  70. Tatenda Chikwenjere

    Tatenda Chikwenjere

    2 mánuðum síðan


  71. R Stevens

    R Stevens

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Couple of things from this. 1. Maguire not knowing about Neville's time in Spain was a bit of a surprise. It was only 6 years ago. Perhaps professional footballers aren't as tuned in to football outside their environment as they sometimes would have you believe. 2. Was the comment about Maguire having slow feet made by Bryan Robson?

    • MrVimtoJoe


      Mánuði síðan

      It was sarcasm mate

  72. Alfie Perkins

    Alfie Perkins

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Good decision that was (choosing United over City) you red shit, just the 11 trophies you’ve missed out on 😭😭😭



    2 mánuðum síðan

    Hes been a rock for us since he came .

  74. Adam


    2 mánuðum síðan

    Maguire was spot on with the penalties. its so fucking stupid seeing strikers go down at minimal contact in the box like Sterling.

  75. ananta akash podder

    ananta akash podder

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Failure is a Bruise... Not a Tattoo... the best Quote...

  76. Tottenham


    2 mánuðum síðan

    Harry Maguire Harry Maguire he drinks the vodka he drinks the Eager his heads Fucking massive

  77. Jj


    2 mánuðum síðan

    I wish McGuire had chosen city instead of Utd. City may have not won the title. This guy is the worst centre back i have seen in a Utd shirt. Slow footed and can’t read the game for shit.

  78. OLE OUT


    2 mánuðum síðan

    14:32 “Varane scored a great header” 😏😏😏

  79. harrzzz


    2 mánuðum síðan

    And 'fear' returned v Italy, what did they and Southgate learn from the Croatia game, seems very little.

  80. T H

    T H

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Harry maguire😍❤ what a player

  81. Colleyyy


    2 mánuðum síðan

    13:25 got to a final so hopefully win it next time!

  82. Rais Klose

    Rais Klose

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Wait which game are we talking about?

  83. Raza Ali

    Raza Ali

    2 mánuðum síðan

    What a gift..!

  84. A Breezy

    A Breezy

    2 mánuðum síðan

    After watching the euros imagine he chose city would’ve been stones and himself wow

  85. Lewis Walker

    Lewis Walker

    2 mánuðum síðan

    What a leg

  86. Ali Albeldawi

    Ali Albeldawi

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Watching this after the final ☹️☹️ made me appreciate how important Maguire is for the teams he plays in

  87. George


    2 mánuðum síðan

    What a leader he is

  88. tom bennett

    tom bennett

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Kinda scary the parallels between the Croatia & Italy game. As Maguire spoke it felt eerily similar to what happened the other day. Top class defender none the less.

  89. Snipedot Genius

    Snipedot Genius

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Maguire has changed my opinion on him as a footballer he had a immense tournament..

  90. James Armstrong

    James Armstrong

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Going to be one of best defenders in the world. He was out standing for England and walker was and luke shaw

  91. Ebiwanton


    2 mánuðum síðan

    Gary Neville, the thinking man's Beckham.

  92. Liam Fitzgerald

    Liam Fitzgerald

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Who’s here after England make it to the final of the Euros

  93. billybadfinger


    2 mánuðum síðan

    I love these Gary, please continue to make them. It helps people see footballers and athletes as actual people we can relate to. Love it thanks

  94. Dean Cook

    Dean Cook

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Not fully sold on Maguire so far but he's a true professional and takes his job/role seriously

  95. Charlie Westwater

    Charlie Westwater

    2 mánuðum síðan

    10:20 maguire talking dirty

  96. Nenergy Europe ltd

    Nenergy Europe ltd

    2 mánuðum síðan


  97. WeeManRevo


    2 mánuðum síðan

    As a pineapple, I have to say I really like oranges. Such a versatile fruit and a great source of Vitamin C. Totally underrated.

  98. sam H.K.R

    sam H.K.R

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Don’t you mean how’s it feel to get relegated with hull city pundits ayyyy 😂

  99. will graham

    will graham

    2 mánuðum síðan

    These overlap interviews are brilliant great insight

  100. Lee MCR

    Lee MCR

    2 mánuðum síðan

    So when you retire from utd in about 4yrs or so? You will have had about 7 or 8yrs at O.T. and utd, so well done, you have had a good career and thank goodness you won the EPL with Leicester City? Because it's the only one you will have won? If you would of signed for Pep at City you'd have about 5 or 6 EPL titles? But hey ho, you liked watching utd as a kid when they were a good team, and you signed for them rather than push yourself and fight for a place at City and win EPL titles? Says everything

    • Adam


      Mánuði síðan

      He wasn't at Leicester when they won the title

    • Dharmin Acharya

      Dharmin Acharya

      2 mánuðum síðan

      its very easy to be negative i think he really wantes to make a difference at manchester united