Sunday 25 August 2019

'I came here to win trophies' - Maguire

New recruit Harry Maguire takes a look around the Aon Training Complex at Old Trafford
New recruit Harry Maguire takes a look around the Aon Training Complex at Old Trafford

Harry Maguire says he wants to help Manchester United win trophies after completing his €87m move to Old Trafford.

The England ace has signed a six-year contract, with the option of a further year, after United met Leicester's demand for a world-record fee for a defender.

The 26-year-old is the club's third signing of the summer as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rebuilds his squad after last season's sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Speaking in an interview with United's in-house media, Maguire said: "I'm really proud to be here.

"It's such a big club and I'm really looking forward to getting started."

“I’m hoping it will be a successful season and I’ll give everything I’ve got for this club,” Maguire said.

“It’s a young team now and we’ve got big ambitions for the future. From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team.”

Maguire’s future had been the subject of speculation all summer. City were interested but were unwilling to meet a valuation by Leicester that eclipsed the £75m Liverpool paid for centre-back Virgil Van Dijk last year.

The Foxes were in a strong negotiating position having tied Maguire to a new five-year contract last September.

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