Former Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, who was at the center of transfer speculations this summer, has disclosed that the club is content with his decision to remain at Old Trafford, following the collapse of a potential move to West Ham United.
Maguire, once the captain of the Red Devils, had his leadership role stripped away ahead of the 2023/24 season, sparking rumors that the English international may not be in the Dutch coach’s plans for the upcoming campaign.
In a surprising turn of events, West Ham United identified this as an opportunity to acquire the talented defender, with a substantial £30 million bid being accepted by Manchester United. However, the transfer hit a roadblock when personal terms between the Hammers and the player couldn’t be agreed upon.
Speaking exclusively to The Express about the failed transfer, the center-back opened up about the situation, shedding light on Manchester United’s perspective.
Maguire stated, “We just couldn’t reach an agreement. Manchester United was content with me staying, and I was eager to continue the fight for my place. That’s what I intend to do, and every time I train or step onto the pitch, I will give my all.”
Maguire’s commitment to staying at Old Trafford will undoubtedly provide a boost to Manchester United’s defensive ranks as they look ahead to the upcoming season, aiming to compete at the highest level in domestic and international competitions.