Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers praised the management of Harry Maguire for his summer departure to Manchester United and greeted the impact of the "remarkable" defender of the Old Trafford.
Rodgers took over from Leicester in February ahead of a long transfer saga that eventually saw Maguire join the United for 80 million pounds a few days before closing the Premier League transfer window.
With Maguire facing his former club at Old Trafford on Saturday for the first time since his departure, Rodgers revealed that he maintained a strong relationship with his former player.
"I still write to Harry, I wish him the best when he played with England," Rodgers said Thursday. "He was an extraordinary boy and a fantastic player and for me, his behavior during the time he was here, really characterized him as a man.
"Although it was so difficult for him during the summer, from the end of the season to the end … I will always have a great respect for him for that.
"He's a good boy and he came in and you can see he made them better."
Leicester reached the international break unbeaten and third in the Premier League standings – three points ahead of United, who failed to sustain an impressive Chelsea opening weekend.
The Saturday meeting between the teams was judged to be a game that could be crucial in the battle for a finish in the top six at the end of the season.
Asked if United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have chosen Maguire's brain for the details of Leicester's tactical approach, Rodgers said: "I don't think so.
"Knowing how the game works, all analysts do a lot of work.
"I wouldn't have thought that he (Solskjaer) would have talked too much with Harry."
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