Solskjaer Tells Woodward To Sign Maguire As Soon As Possible

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded the signing of Harry Maguire post Manchester United’s friendly against Spurs.

The Red Devils managed to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in their pre-season encounter, but the game saw Eric Bailly limp off the pitch after suffering through a knee injury.

Speaking about the Ivory Coast international after the match, Solskjaer stated: “It’s never nice when you get an injury and it’s not worth it when you lose one.

“He’s done his knee but we’re not sure how bad it is, so we need to get back to Manchester and do the scans, but let’s hope for the best.”

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While no concrete updates have arrived on Bailly’s injury, Solskjaer appears to have called for immediate action.

According to Sky Sports, the Norwegian gaffer has demanded the signing of Leicester City star Harry Maguire from the club’s chief executive, Ed Woodward.

The Reds have been hesitant to meet the Foxes’ record-breaking £90m valuation on the England international. But with Solskjaer wanting to acquire the 26-year-old’s services as soon as possible, the United hierarchy may now have to act swiftly.

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If Bailly does get ruled out for the long term, the Mancunians would still possess the likes of Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and Axel Tuanzebe as options in central defence.

However, Ole intends to improve the backline’s quality for the season to come, and with Bailly sidelined, Maguire’s arrival at Old Trafford now appears more crucial than ever.

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