David Moyes thought Harry Maguire was too big to sign him for Manchester United - football

David Moyes thought Harry Maguire was too big to sign him for Manchester United



Harry Maguire arrived at Manchester United from Leicester this summer (Picture: Getty Images)
David Moyes says he considered signing Harry Maguire for Manchester United in 2013 but was put off by the size of the defender.
The 26-year-old joined United this summer from Leicester City for 80m, a world record fee for a defender, and made an impressive start to his career, winning Man of the Match against Chelsea on his debut at Old Trafford.
Maguire was playing for Sheffield United when Moyes was in charge at Old Trafford in 2013-14 and the Scot says the central defender was on his radar back then.
The Yorkshireman would have been available for a tiny fraction of the 80m United eventually paid for him, but Moyes says that his size was a problem for him. David Moyes had his eye on Maguire at one stage (Picture: Getty Images)
‘We didn?t try to sign him [when at Man United] but we flagged him up at that time,’ Moyes told talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast.
‘I was very aware of the players in the lower leagues and had a made good career out of bringing them to Everton – whether that be Tim Cahill or all the ones we did through the years.
‘Harry Maguire was another one I recognised. He played against Preston North End at home in a league game and I watched him and thought he played really well but at that time he was really big, as big as. You thought “my goodness, how big is Harry going to be"” Because he was a relatively young boy ...
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