Soyuncu started four league games last season which were all against shit and he didn't keep a clean sheet in any. It'd be a little knee jerk of those fans to decide that he's better than your best player of the season prior.
The only game I remember watching him play was vs City in the League Cup where he was awful
He plays in a better defence, with better protection in front and a better manager; things may still change.
I'll admit last season Soyuncu looked very hit and miss in the games he played, going into this season I had my doubts when we didn't sign a replacement for Maguire, Rodgers has put his trust in Soyuncu and he's delivering week in week out.
We currently have the joint best defence in the league without Maguire in it, losing him has made us better, when so many pundits and opposition fans were saying he was our best defender.
First season Maguire was great, last season he was bang average, Ricardo, Evans and Chilwell were all better than him in our back four.
Last season Maguire had a good partner in Evans, he had good protection in the help of Ndidi and he looked average.
The only real area United strengthened in, in the summer was defence, signing two of the best talents in English football in Maguire and Wan-Bissaka, yet they still have problems. Does Maguire need a better partner and better protection at United? McTominay isn't doing a bad job as the protector, he is the United player that seems to be getting most of the plaudits this season. United's problems lie further forward, hence the lack of creativity and goals.