Raphael Honigstein reacts to reports Man United want 25-year-old

Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein questions why Man United would sign Leicester defender Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Raphael Honigstein has questioned whether Harry Maguire has the quality to prove a success at Manchester United.

The Red Devils are rumoured to be in the market to sign a centre-half to improve Jose Mourino’s defence.

Manchester United were linked with a swoop to sign Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 20-time English champions are also being linked with FC Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina.

Manchester United have been linked with a swoop to sign Maguire from Leicester City over the past couple of weeks.

Maguire was something of a revelation at the World Cup following his impressive performances for Gareth Southgate’s team.

Indeed, the Leicester defender scored in England’s 2-0 win over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final before a 2-1 loss to Croatia in the last four.

The Foxes are thought to be asking for a transfer fee in excess of £65m for the 25-year-old former Hull defender.

Bundesliga expert Honigstein questioned whether Maguire has the quality to shine at Manchester United.

“It is a lot of money for someone who doesn’t look that comfortable on the ball.” Honigstein told the Transfer Window podcast.

“It reflects a little bit of panic.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.

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