Most recently, Man United captain Harry Maguire – one of the most loved clubs in the world has recreated Sanji’s kick in One Piece.
In the match of round 32 of the Premier League, Harry Maguire angered his teammates when he kicked Paul Pogba in the face. In the 61st minute of the match against Norwich, Paul Pogba fell to the field after the air battle. The French midfielder showed his anger by repeatedly slamming his hands on the ground and shouting. Immediately One Piece fans recognized this kick as very similar to the attack stance of Sanji, the chef in One Piece.
Sanji is the only member of the crew that does not use combat weapons or Devil Fruits, instead of relying on the strength of his legs. Sanji is known mainly for his left foot dribbling ability, but the rest of his body is also superhuman strength along with flexibility, including his arm, because it provides substantial support. For banana farming to launch an easy kick, helping Sanji become more flexible in combat situations.
On SBS, author Oda himself revealed that Sanji’s kick strength is 21 Bats. However, since this information was given before the time skip, now Sanji’s kicking ability may be far superior to that. Too many times, we have seen Sanji take down opponents with his classic kicks.
Witnessing this action of Harry Maguire, many One Piece fans could not hide their “excitement” when they found a successor of Sanji in real life. Originally a midfielder bought by Man United at a very high price, but after 2 years of playing well, this year 2022 is seeing a Harry Maguire “comedy” more than kicking the football.
Besides One Piece, fans of other manga also think that Harry Maguire’s kick is very similar to a character from their favorite series. That is Naruto and that character is Shikamaru. Shikamaru used shadow magic on Ino to kick White Zetsu, while Maguire kicked his teammates on the head.
Not only One Piece or Naruto, but Harry Maguire’s pose is also seen by Dragon Ball fans as very similar to the pose of Recoome, one member of the Ginyu squad. The posture of the Man United captain is very similar to how Recoome did while posing, preparing to fight.
What do you think about the reproduction of Sanji’s divine kick? One Piece fans think that “captain Man United” is indeed a rare talent. Please leave your comments!