Ed Woodward has reassured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he has set the wheels in motion for the transfer of Harry Maguire to Manchester United.
Ajax Skipper Matthijs De Ligt was touted as United’s primary target in the summer window but United look to be losing the tussle against the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain who are also interested in the 19-year-Old’s services.
Look away now Leicester fans…
Manchester United are not taking 'no' for an answer when it comes to Harry Maguire.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 10, 2019
Hence, United have turned their attention to Leicester City centre back Harry Maguire who was linked with a multi-million move to Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
United hierarchy backed out at the time as they were not ready to meet Leicester City’s £75M evaluation of the player.
However, according to reports, Leicester’s even higher asking price will not deter United this time around as Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer has demanded a commanding centre back in order to address the team’s defensive woes.
United legend and Sky Sports Pundit Gary Neville has backed his former teammate Solskjaer’s keen interest in Maguire claiming that the Englishman has everything in his game.
“If you think of the attributes of centre-backs, he has them in abundance,” said the former right-back, now a prominent pundit on Sky Sports.
“Leicester fans won’t thank me for this, but they’re going to be under real pressure to keep him this summer.
“We talk about John Stones being good on the ball, I actually think Maguire is the equal of him on the ball. A big statement, maybe, as Stones is seen as the composed, ball-playing centre-back, but I think Maguire is just as good on the ball.”
Apart from Maguire, The Red Devils are also interested in landing England U21 international Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have turned down two bids from United worth £25m and £40m respectively and are firm on their asking fee of £60m for the 21-year-old.