It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride for Harry Maguire in a Man United shirt.
Having joined the club in a move that made him the world’s most expensive defender, things have taken a turn for the worse for the former Leicester City defender ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left the club.
After being stripped of the captaincy at the beginning of the summer, many expected that the England international would look for a move elsewhere but it’s not turned out that way.
United had accepted a bid of £30m for Maguire from West Ham United in the summer, but the move fell through with The Hammers opting to sign Edson Alvarez from Ajax instead.
According to West Ham coach Kevin Nolan, who was speaking in a recent interview with talkSPORT, West Ham United came close to securing the services of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire in the recent concluded transfer window but the deal fell apart due to financial issues, leaving both West Ham and Maguire disappointed.
“I think it was very close, I was a bit upset that we didn’t make it [happen].
“I think it was just in the end, the money didn’t get sorted from what I can gather which is obviously upsetting from our behalf because we wanted to [sign him].
“Probably upsetting from Harry’s behalf and probably United’s behalf as well.”
Maguire has seen limited playing time at Manchester United this season, but he’ll be hoping for more chances in the first team now that Raphael Varane is back on the sidelines with injury.
Despite his club struggles, Maguire was called up to the England national team and received support from manager Gareth Southgate, who defended him against critics.