Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Maguire Says He Wants to 'Play at the Very Top'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Maguire Says He Wants to 'Play at the Very Top'

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HARRY Maguire admits he is 'ambitious' and 'wants to play at the top' - even though he is 'really happy' at Leicester.

The 25-year-old is being monitored by United following a series of impressive displays at the World Cup as Jose Mourinho looks to spend big on yet another centre-back.

Maguire fits the ideal profile United set out to sign this summer - a defender aged between 23 and 29 who has played in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga or the Bundesliga and is as comfortable with the ball at his feet as he is making a headed clearance.

The Leicester defender also offers a real threat at set-pieces - something United have lacked at times.

Indeed, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly were the only centrebacks to get on the score sheet last season when Mourinho lamented how he had 'central defenders in the air scoring goals from set-pieces' at his previous clubs. …

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