Manchester United link to Maguire dismissed

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Sheffield United manager David Weir has played down speculation linking young defender Harry Maguire with a move to Manchester United.

The 20-year-old has recently emerged on the Premier League champions’ radar, with national newspapers claiming David Moyes has taken an interest in the player.

It’s news to the Blades boss however, and whilst he’s happy for the England U21 international to be linked with such a big club, he has no desire to lose the centre back.

"I don't know anything about it, but it is great news for our players to be linked with such big clubs," said Weir.

"Harry has a lot of attributes, for a young lad he has played a lot of games, and I would not be surprised if clubs were looking at him. But we don't want to lose him."

Maguire graduated through the Sheffield United academy after joining in 2006, and made his first team debut back in 2011.

He’s gone on to become a regular for the senior side, playing over 50 games in all competitions over the last two seasons.

His consistency appears to have alerted Manchester United, who have a track record of bringing young English centre halves to Old Trafford.

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were both purchased by the Red Devils in the Sir Alex Ferguson era, and a mooted £4million move for Maguire in January would continue that tradition.

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