Harry Maguire told why it was no surprise Manchester United signed him

Former Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has admitted that wasn’t surprised when Manchester United came calling for Harry Maguire’s services back in August 2019 in a record-breaking £80million deal.

Keen to strengthen their central-defensive options ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, United pinpointed Maguire as the ideal option to do just that, deciding to splash out a world-record transfer fee on a defender.

Maguire had been going from strength to strength at the King Power Stadium following his switch to Leicester in 2017 from Hull City and had played a key role in helping England reach the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Sheffield-born defender soon settled into the groove at United and quickly made a name for himself, so much so that he was awarded the captaincy by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just a few months later.

More than two years into his time at Old Trafford, former Leicester team-mate Morgan, who played alongside the England centre-back for two seasons, has revealed that he a time came when he thought to himself that Maguire was “too good” to continue playing for the Foxes.

“Harry’s been in the game for a while, and when he joined Leicester he kicked on to another level, to a point where I remember saying to myself that he’s probably too good for us,” Morgan told talkSPORT. “I wasn’t surprised that a big, big club came in for him.

“He’s kept his high standards and his high level up and his impressive form for Man United and for England.

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“I’m not surprised, I knew he had the capabilities. It’s just whether he could reproduce that and he has.”

To date, Maguire, who scored in England’s 4-0 victory over Hungary in their latest World Cup qualifier on Thursday night, has racked up 110 appearances for the Reds, scoring five goals.

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