Manchester United Football Club have seemingly got their man. You get the impression it’s now just a matter of time before the Red Devils confirm their third summer signing.
Harry Maguire will be that man, and according to the usually reliable Paul Hirst, United ‘expect’ to announce the signing of the 26-year-old at some point today.
Defence has been a real problem position for the Old Trafford outfit over the last 12 months. Shipping 54 league goals probably tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the edge and that’s why he’s willing to spend big to get his man.
There’s no doubt that Maguire will instantly become the best centre-half at Old Trafford as soon as he walks through the door. He’s a top-class individual who’ll not only bring quality to the table, it’s also the on-field leadership.
For Solskjaer, the pressure continues. Does he throw Maguire in at the deep end against Chelsea next weekend? Or does he give ‘Slabhead’ a week to get used to his new surroundings first? It’s a tough one for the Baby Faced Assassin…
Now it’s just a waiting game. Will Maguire be announced this morning? Will United make us wait until tonight? We’ll just have to sit tight, I guess.