United sign Harry Maguire

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Good to get another one over the line.

Be great if we can get something done in the midfield before Thursday but doesn't feel very likely.

The price tag is going to draw a lot of attention but hopefully he brings some organisation to this defence.

Shame we didn't have him in for a few of the pre season games but he's got a week to get to know his team mates now.
 

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6 year contract with an option for a 7th.

That's got to be one of the longest contracts ever handed out by a club.
 

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Main issue is a lack of pace but he's got a lot of other attributes that will work well alongside Lindelof. Phelan knows him well from Hull and there's talk that he could become captain in the future.

As for the price, it's probably double what he's actually worth but teams like Leicester are in such a financially strong position and will demand that sort of money for their players. Have no doubt that Chilwell and possibly Maddison too would be elsewhere if Leicester weren't in such a position. Frustrating though as we've helped Leicester a fair bit in the last decade especially when they were out of the Premier League with Cleverley, Matty James, De Laet, Drinkwater, Lawrence, Powell, Lingard and Keane all playing for them either on loan or sold and you'd like to see a bit of something coming back our way.
 

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Got it over the line in the end so well done to Woodward on that. Big money but it was necessary so we should be excited about this signing.
 

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Main issue is a lack of pace but he's got a lot of other attributes that will work well alongside Lindelof. Phelan knows him well from Hull and there's talk that he could become captain in the future.

As for the price, it's probably double what he's actually worth but teams like Leicester are in such a financially strong position and will demand that sort of money for their players. Have no doubt that Chilwell and possibly Maddison too would be elsewhere if Leicester weren't in such a position. Frustrating though as we've helped Leicester a fair bit in the last decade especially when they were out of the Premier League with Cleverley, Matty James, De Laet, Drinkwater, Lawrence, Powell, Lingard and Keane all playing for them either on loan or sold and you'd like to see a bit of something coming back our way.
That's a fair point but that was different times a long time ago Leicester like all the clubs now rely on these big sales for any profit and reinvestment. Leicester would argue that those deals worked both ways yes Leicester benefitted on the pitch with those players but Utd also benefitted from the chances they were given.

You'd like to think that a club like Utd have a good working relationship with all clubs (apart from Spurs we really niggled them with Berbatov) but it does seem like this is something we've lost at the very top level of the club since Fergie/Gill departed. Utd now find it very hard to buy and sell players probably because they don't have these long standing relationships with the people who matter in other top clubs and lets be honest we've lost our seat at the very top table with performances on the pitch over the last 6 years.
 

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So I came up with a Harry Maguire song.. Not sure if someone knows the best place to post ideas like this? Anyway...


Sing to "Saturn 5" by Inspiral Carpets


NB: Use EITHER verse 1 or verse 2 then pre chorus, chorus (cuz the verses don't rhyme)



So for eg,

Verse 1, pre chorus, chorus

Then..

Verse 2, pre chorus, chorus



Verse 1

Slabhead is his name he's got bricks for a chest

Once Leicester blue now he's red


Verse 2

He's bigger than you dad and he's having your wife

He shits all over Virgil Van Dyk




Pre-chorus

They said he cost 80 million

The greatest centre back alive!



Chorus

Har-ry Maguiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire

You really are the greatest siiiiight!

Keeping clean sheets at home and away

Harry is taking us back agaaaaain
 

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I assume we're just stealing the song that he already has to the tune of La Bamba.
 

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