New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is well aware of the defensive frailties he has inherited with his new club. United finished outside the Champions League spots and also conceded the most goals since the Premier League was established. The Dutchman will be aware of the need to bring in quality defensive recruits considering the number of possible outgoings and the poor form of the players available.
Harry Maguire could have signed for Man Utd for just £4million in 2013, if ex-manager David Moyes was listened to
MANCHESTER UNITED opted against signing Harry Maguire for just £4MILLION when he was playing for Sheffield United in 2013. Maguire eventually moved to Old Trafford from Leicester City in a mammoth £85m deal in 2019 - still a world record for a defender. Maguire became ex-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's captain after Ashley Young left for Inter Milan, however last season with the change of management he struggled for form under Ralf Rangnick.
Harry Maguire is training on his honeymoon ahead of his return to Manchester United in the next week, with Erik ten Hag taking his first sessions over the last few days. The defender competed with England during the Nations League, which means his return to Carrington will be in line with other internationals.
The Belgian midfielder's potential departure from the King Power Stadium Leicester City are entangled in another transfer saga, but this one is not like the others. City had a year off from selling a big-name player last summer, a break from their annual tradition. For the farewells of Riyad Mahrez, Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell, and more in the previous years, the same playbook was followed.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal both have transfer interest in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez. Man Utd's pre-season schedule as Red Devils head for Australia Manchester United need to sell some of their current defenders before pursuing Lisandro Martinez, according to reports. The Ajax star is also wanted by Arsenal, despite Mikel Arteta already having a strong centre-back pairing in Ben White and Gabriel at the Emirates.
According to French outlet Nice-Matin, Manchester United have to pay a hefty price for the signature of Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile. Harry Maguire’s performance and Raphael Varane’s inconsistent play since joining the team last summer have compelled Manchester United to hunt for a new centre-back barely a year after bringing the Frenchman onto their roster.
Eddie Howe has built solid defence at Newcastle after adding Sven Botman and Nick Pope – all for price of Harry Maguire
AS foundations go, Eddie Howe may well have just built the most rock-solid one seen in the Premier League at Newcastle. The Magpies had one of the worst defences in the league under Howe’s predecessor Steve Bruce. But after just eight weeks of transfer activity, across January and June, it has been transformed — all for the cost of Harry Maguire.
The Manchester United skipper has enjoyed his time away from football, marrying his childhood sweetheart Fern Hawkins, before flying off to the Amalfi Coast to enjoy their honeymoon Harry Maguire is making the most of the final days of his summer holidays, before the business of impressing Erik ten Hag comes into focus.
Manchester United’s Harry Maguire sure is soaking up the sun alongside his new wife, Fern Hawkins, after the pair headed off on their honeymoon this week. The newlyweds tied the knot over the weekend in a lavish French wedding, having previously had a private ceremony at a registry office to exchange their vows earlier this year.
An acoustic musician from Shropshire rubbed shoulders with Tom Grennan when he performed at the wedding of Manchester United and England star Harry Maguire. Jordan Brown from Copthorne, Shrewsbury, performed at Harry Maguire and Fern Hawkins' ceremony near Paris. The 39-year-old has been singing at weddings for 10 years and has often performed in front of high-profile footballers.
MANCHESTER UNITED have been linked with both Lisandro Martinez and Pau Torres since the transfer window reopened. Manchester United want to sign Lisandro Martinez instead of Pau Torres, according to reports. The Ajax star is also a top transfer target for Arsenal. But Erik ten Hag is eyeing a hijack on the Gunners as he seeks success at Old Trafford.
Harry Maguire's wife Fern Hawkins shows off her svelte figure in a bikini as she joins her shirtless husband on their honeymoon in Positano
They tied the knot in a lavish French châteaux ceremony over the weekend, which is reported to have cost the couple £500,000. And Harry Maguire and Fern Hawkins are enjoying their first week as man and wife on their honeymoon in Positano on the Amalfi Coast. The Manchester United player, 29, shared a snap of the couple enjoying a boat day with the stunning backdrop of the town in the background.
In the last eleven years, Manchester United have invested £200m in their central defensive unit only to see their defensive performances suffer a dramatic decline. Writing for The Athletic, Carl Anka and Mark Carey highlighted United’s historically poor defensive performance last season, as the side shipped 57 goals in the Premier League – four more than relegated Burnley.
Latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as latest transfer values showcase impressive business Leicester City have been well known for their canny transfer business in recent years - with hidden gems, academy products and top flight strugglers all transformed into valuable first-team players. Last summer was the first summer since 2015 where they kept all of their prized assets during the transfer window.
It seems that Manchester United have chosen to pursue Lisandro Martinez over Antony, with the latter’s price tag an issue for the Reds. It was always going to be difficult to persuade Dutch champions Ajax to allow two of their star players to join Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
28 players were chosen by Ten Hag to take part in his first training session at Man United Manchester United players took to Instagram on Monday to mark their first training session under Erik ten Hag. Pre-season started in earnest for 28 United players as Ten Hag took the reigns for the first time since being officially announced as the successor for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.