Man Utd could’ve signed Harry Maguire for £4m – if they’d listened to David Moyes

Manchester United were keen on signing Harry Maguire for just £4million back in 2013 – but they opted against doing so.

David Moyes was in charge of the Old Trafford club at the time and had identified the centre-back, who was then at Sheffield United, as a potential target.

Sir Alex Ferguson had put his compatriot onto the scent by predicting Maguire would turn into a world-beater and suggested he make a move for him.

The defender would have cost the Red Devils a mere £4million, and Moyes instructed Manchester United’s scouting team to keep an eye on him on Ferguson’s instruction.

But despite keeping track of the youngster for a while, the Red Devils decided against making a move for Maguire, who later signed for Hull.

Reports in The Sun claim Manchester United agreed on a £80million transfer fee with Leicester City for the centre-back this weekend.

Maguire will reportedly fly out to Manchester on Monday, where he is due to have his medical.

Sources at Manchester United have distanced themselves from reports they have agreed a fee with the Foxes, but it seems that should the deal go through it will cost United around £80million.

Quite a bit more than the £4million they could have paid.