Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has disclosed that his success at Old Trafford should be judged after five or six years.
England defender’s statement comes as a message to critics who are not yet convinced of his performance at the club.
Although Manchester United have endured their worst start to a season in 30 years, Maguire believes he and his teammates will be successful.
“It’s the long term, that’s what the main thing is,” Maguire told the club’s official magazine Inside United.
“In five or six years, judge me then – whether I have been a success at this club or not.
“I do believe and am really confident that, in five or six years, I’ll be a success and I am sure we’ll have many, many good times here.
“We need to keep improving as a team, not just me as an individual. I feel, if we improve as a team, I’ll be a success too.”
Maguire joined United from Leicester in the summer for £80m – a world-record fee for a defender – and has featured in every Premier League match so far this season.
Despite the huge price-tag and high expectations, the England international is not concerned.
“It doesn’t bother me at all,” he said. “It’s something that I can’t affect. Leicester wanted to keep me and they are in a great position as a club.