Manchester United are set to re-ignite their interest in Leicester City star Harry Maguire according to the latest report in the London Evening Standard.
Jose Mourinho extensively scouted the 26-year-old in search of a world-class centre-half last season.
After an impressive World Cup campaign with England’s international team, Maguire’s stocks rose up quite drastically which made United back out of his pursuit.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 9, 2018
Maguire has since gone on to sign a new five-year contract with the Foxes, keeping him at the King Power Stadium until 2023.
But as per the aforementioned report, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is ready to rekindle United’s interest in the commanding central defender as he looks to oversee a major overhaul of the Manchester United sqaud.
Ed Woodward will be well aware of the fact that Maguire’s evaluation will have risen much more than the £60M Leicester sought the last term after another solid Premier League campaign.
However, United’s hierarchy take heart in arch-rivals Liverpool’s £75million purchase of Virgil Van Dijk which given the impact the Dutchman has had looks like peanut change.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has vowed to change United’s fortunes even if it means wielding the axe to get rid of the surplus present at the club.
When asked about who stays and who leaves beyond the summer, Solksjaer said:
“Every performance has an impact on who you want to keep and let go, that’s simple,”
Providing further emphasis on his overhaul, the Norwegian added:
‘I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of players anyway,
‘There’s always a chance it’s a last time but I wouldn’t say that about any individual now, I don’t think that’s fair.’