Harry Maguire gives reason why he joined Manchester United over other clubs

Harry Maguire gives reason why he joined Manchester United over other clubs

Harry Maguire has claimed that he joined Manchester United over other clubs in order to help the club get back to winning trophies again.

Several top Premier League clubs including Manchester City, joined Man United in the transfer race to sign Maguire from Leicester City.

Manchester United won the transfer race ahead of Chelsea and Man City after their £80million bid was accepted by the Foxes.

Maguire, who joined the Red Devils two seasons ago, came close to achieving his dream last season when United reached the Europa League final against Villarreal.

The England international sat that game out due to an ankle injury he suffered and on the bench, he watched his side lose the final to the La Liga side on penalties.

The Man United skipper has endured widespread criticism since his move to the Theatre of Dreams but that hasn’t clouded the reason he came to United.

Maguire, 28, believes he can still achieve his dreams at United by winning trophies but claims that will only come true if the team play in unity.

Harry Maguire says he joined Manchester United to win trophies
Harry Maguire says he joined Manchester United to win trophies

“I came here to win titles,” Maguire told Manchester United’s official website ahead of Aston Villa clash on Monday in the FA Cup third round.

“I could have signed elsewhere but I wanted to be at Manchester United and help get them back to the winning ways that the club had in the Sir Alex era. It will come if we all stay together.

“I grew up idolising the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand[ and Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved. I’m privileged to be captain and I’ve got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.”

Reports emerged this week that as many as 17 players are not happy at Manchester United and would attempt to leave the club in the summer.

The majority of these reportedly unhappy players are players, who haven’t played much this season.

Maguire understands their concerns but urged his teammates to remain professional.

Harry Maguire urges his Manchester United teammates to be professional
Harry Maguire urges his Manchester United teammates to be professional

“I’m the captain and leader in the dressing room, and I’ve had private conversations with the players and the management which will remain private,” Harry Maguire added.

“Make no mistake about it, I’m here for the fight and I know my team-mates are. I expect them to be and if they’re not then – like I said – there’s something wrong.

“We have a big squad. Of course, not all players will always be happy as they are not playing but that’s football and we all have to remain professional.”