Much has been said about the taste of Sir Alex Ferguson over the years. The legendary gaffer made unprecedented history with Manchester United and his inputs have held been held in high esteem at the club ever since.
While many supporters till lament that his chosen successor David Moyes didn’t turn out as expected, the fact remains that he was dead-right in many situations.
Multiple transfers he made during his tenure entered as relatively unknown talents and exited as legends. In the case of Paul Pogba, SAF was very critical about the antics of his agent Mino Raiola and that prophecy has rung true twice, currently plaguing the Red Devils as well.
Now, the gaffer has had his say about one player, in particular.
As per MEN, Sir Alex Ferguson wants United to do all they can to acquire the services of Harry Maguire this window. The English defender was the subject of a £70 million bid from the Mancunian giants last season, which Leicester allegedly rejected as being too low.
They have been pursuing the centre-back as a solution to their defensive woes for a while now.
The report adds that Ferguson is baffled as to why the club had not put in a bid for the 26-year-old earlier itself. It is evident that his seal of approval will go a long way.
Maguire was also actively pursued by Man City but they too feel that the Foxes are asking too high a price and may walk away from the negotiation table.
The same source adds that United won’t be outbid by their rivals and the look of the saga is certainly akin to the ones for Alexis Sanchez and Fred.
Can United walk away with this deal as well? How high a price will they have to pay in order to solve their biggest problem?