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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