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Man Utd clear favourites to win Maguire race over Man City

Harry Maguire might have to settle for a move to Manchester United despite his preference for the blues.

Man City can’t rival the astronomical fee for Harry Maguire, which is fantastic news for rivals Man Utd.

Leicester City is playing hardball. Asking for a higher fee than Liverpool paid for arguably the best defender in English football, Virgil Van Dijk, at £75million.

Football fans are torn in half, some believing that the asking price is unjustified. Others believe modern inflation of the market has resulted in Maguire being worth over £75million.

Being a starting English international, Premier League proven, a fantastic defender and a menace from corners, the asking price seems fair. Many questioned the price of Van Dijk who came from Southampton and he transformed the Liverpool defence.

Manchester City is put off by the fee, having recently spent £63million for midfielder Rodri, previously contracted to Atletico Madrid.

Two outcomes

As it stands, there are two outcomes for Harry Maguire’s immediate future. He will either be a Manchester United man or a Leicester City man come the beginning of the Premier League 19/20 campaign.

According to reports, United recently had a £70million rejected by Leicester, a figure that City aren’t keen on going near. However, the red devils are ready to offer what they need to in order to secure the services of one of the league’s best defenders.

Maguire is needed

Manchester United conceded 54 goals last season in the Premier League, the most in the top 9. Which explains why Solskjaer is keen on bolstering the back line. Following the signing of the best right-back according to defensive statistics.

With a back line of Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Manchester United would have a competent defence for the first time since we saw the partnership of Ferdinand and Vidic.

Rumours have it that Maguire favours the move to Man City, due to the success of Guardiola’s Citizens. They have a much more exciting future than Manchester United, being involved in the Champions League and will be chasing the league title for years to come. The future of Manchester United is very uncertain, as they play Europa League football under the inexperienced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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