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Deal Done – Solskjaer confirms ManU £85m transfer of prime target, star could make debut against Chelsea

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Manchester United have secured the signing of prime target Harry Maguire, an official announcement is imminent.

Yesterday the Telegraph disclosed that Manchester United had agreed on a fee of £85m with Leicester city for defender Harry Maguire. The report also claims that the deal may reach £90m if add ons are met.

The move that will see Maguire eclipse Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk as the most expensive defender in the world, was confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in the post-match press conference following United’s win over AC Milan today.

The Norwegian disclosed that he hoped to present Maguire very soon.

Solskjær: – we want to present Maguire «very soon». Also says he in contention to start the sport against Chelsea https://t.co/w30C7ABX05 — Jan Aage Fjortoft ???? ?? (@JanAageFjortoft) August 3, 2019

United have agreed an £85M deal to bring Maguire to Old Trafford

Solskjaer also disclosed that Maguire might make his United debut in their Premier League opener against Chelsea next weekend.

Solskjaer on Maguire possibly playing vs Chelsea: ‘Let’s get the last details over the line however yeah, he is played a couple of games over the summer so we’ll need to assess him if and when.’ #mufc — Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 3, 2019

Mirror football rumoured that Solskjaer was a huge admirer of the Sheffield-born stalwart, claiming that the Norwegian was impressed by the giant’s spectacular leadership qualities – as well as his ability with the ball at his feet.

United have been crying out for a commanding centre-back since the exits of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Maguire will be at the heart of the Red Devils new-look defence; alongside fellow summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Given Victor Lindelof’s quality performances for the Manchester outfit last season, the Swede is likely to be the prime choice to partner Maguire in central defence.

Solskjaer has managed to handle the key issue for the Red Devils this summer. The old Trafford outfit needed a change at the back after the below-par performances of the defence last season.

The Red Devils conceded the second-most goals out of teams in the top 10 last season.

Maguire has the right blend of experience and potential to improve to flourish at Old Trafford. the England international can ease the pressure on the likes of Lindelof and Wan-Bissaka given that he already has 101 Premier League appearances to his name.

The man-mountain has also established himself as a vital player in Gareth Southgate’s England team, Maguire has looked assured in high-pressure situations.

The Foxes star has twenty England caps under his belt.

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