Manchester United REJECT £20m offer for Harry Maguire from West Ham
- West Ham manager David Moyes is eager to reinvest Declan Rice’s £105m fee
- A £20m offer for Manchester United Harry Maguire has been rejected however
- United are not actively trying to sell him, despite taking the captaincy off him
Manchester United have rebuffed a £20million offer for Harry Maguire from West Ham.
David Moyes is determined to reinvest the £105m they got for Declan Rice from Arsenal and defence has been a key focus area for recruitment.
United are listening to offers for Maguire this summer but are not actively trying to sell him. Earlier this month West Ham saw a loan offer for the England international rejected.
Mail Sport understands the centre back also wants to stay and fight for his place, despite being replaced as United captain this week by Bruno Fernandes.
Maguire is in a fight with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof for a place in Erik ten Hag’s team as one of the two starting centre backs.
A £20million bid for Harry Maguire from West Ham has been rejected by Manchester United
Hammers boss David Moyes is in the market after selling Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105m
West Ham boss Moyes has a keen eye on Manchester United this summer, with the Scot also keen on Scott McTominay as a replacement for Rice.
However, it’s understood that United would demand between £40-50m for McTominay.
The Scot still has two years left on his contract, with the option to extend by another year. United are not actively looking to sell the 26-year-old midfielder.
There are hopes at United that Maguire, who joined in 2019 for £80m, can bounce back with the burden of responsibility of the captaincy taken away from him.
Discussing his decision to take the captaincy off Maguire, Ten Hag said: ‘I think everyone can understand that for a player it’s a disappointment but it can work out very good for the team and for Harry.
Erik ten Hag believes Maguire will benefit from being stripped of the Man United captaincy
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay (above) has emerged as a target for West Ham
‘He’s an important player. We need four centre backs minimum. You have seen last season we played so many games and we are really pleased to have Harry in our squad.
‘We need more than 11 players. We need that competition so he can fight himself in the team.
‘He has potential and it’s up to him to get his position. Now we can focus more on his role.
‘A centre back has to communicate and organise. It’s a big area where you have to perform as a centre half, there is prevention that you have to come into action.’