Maguire, with his qualities on the ball as well as prowess in the air, could have been a top signing for Manchester United, who only faced disappointment in their bid to bolster the heart of defence.
"He made a good performance (against Lille), but the most important thing is to present against Manchester United", Puel told Leicester City Mercury.
"We have to prepare for this season with good possibilities". We had chances to score in the first half. "I am happy with the performance to make this game in this condition, it's encouraging for the future." he commended his center-back.
Puel: I am happy to keep Harry [Maguire] and all our best players. "Of course, to concede a goal just a couple of seconds after the beginning of the game is a shame and we have to correct this".
Despite signing Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant it hasn't exactly been a good transfer window for United and the Red Devils found their hands trapped as the window was slammed shut on them. I think it is going to be a big season for the whole team and we are in good shape now.
Leicester City host newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanders on next week Saturday in their next game at the King Power Stadium.
"After that, we needed to be more clinical to finish our good moves and we could have had another result".