Harry Maguire ‘tailor-made’ for Manchester United - Evans

  • Harry Maguire ‘tailor-made’ for Manchester United - Evans

Harry Maguire ‘tailor-made’ for Manchester United - Evans

Former United manager David Moyes, however, judged that 1.94m Maguire was "too big", and opted against signing him during his time at Old Trafford.

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Maguire joined Manchester United for £80million last week following spells at Sheffield United, Hull and Leicester. However, the club eventually moved on from him to focus on other players.

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"And Harry Maguire has had to go on his journey".

Maguire would overtake Virgil van Dijk as the world's most expensive centre-back with Liverpool previously paying £75m for the Dutchman. We are all human and it is weird we get traded for money.

"Some players, whether it be Alexis Sanchez or not, will shut up, work harder and feel in due course that Maguire is someone they're scared to bring a bad performance into at half-time. He will be a real hit there". "At Leicester, he played on the edge of his own box and had lots of protection from the players around him", Merson had said, as quoted by Leicester Mercury.

Moyes told talkSPORT: "We didn't try to sign him but we flagged him up at that time".

You thought: 'My goodness, how big is Harry going to be?!' because he was a relatively young boy at that time.

'To be fair he looks in terrific shape and he hasn't changed at all really, ' he added.

"I think he was solid like a rock, and as we know, it's very important for a team to have that, not just the tactical knowledge but that personality, that sense of reading the game, of being alert all the time and confident to play".

It saw United splash the cash on Maguire, despite already boasting six centre-backs in Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcos Rojo.

"It is patently clear Manchester City wanted him, therefore, we are looking at a player whose passing skills and ability has been validated by judges beyond those at Manchester United".