Solskjaer tells Ed Woodward to do everything possible to sign Harry Maguire to build up defense

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Ed Woodward to push through the signing of Harry Maguire this summer, reports claim.

The Leicester and England centre-back has been on United’s radar for some time, with Jose Mourinho keen to land him last summer. Leicester refused to sell him but United have retained an interest in landing the 26-year-old.

Foxes boss Brendan Rogers admitted his side were ‘prepared’ for interest from the Red Devils this summer, but Woodward and co. were awaiting the green light from Solskjaer to make any formal bid.

But after assessing his squad Solskjaer has now instructed vice-chairman Woodward to land the England World Cup hero, according to the Daily Star.

Maguire is thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford and has given out signals he’s willing to force through a deal.

He expects to double his current wages to about £140,000-a-week, while the prospect of landing trophies and playing in Europe on a regular basis is a major selling point.

His current contract at the King Power Stadium expires in 2023 and Leicester are expected to hold out for a big fee. But United have been given Solskjaer’s seal of approval to go out and get him at all costs.

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