Jose Mourinho warned about making ‘risky’ Man United signing

Harry Maguire would represent a gamble for Manchester United, according to reporter Duncan Castles

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Harry Maguire wouldn’t fit the bill of an experienced centre-half required to improve the Manchester United defence, according to reporter Duncan Castles.

The Foxes are facing a battle to keep the 25-year-old at Leicester beyond the summer transfer window.

Maguire has emerged as a hot property following his impressive performances in the England national team during the World Cup.

The 25-year-old scored in England’s 2-0 win against Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final to help book a place in the last four.

Manchester United have been left frustrated in their bid to sign Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

As a result, Maguire has been earning interest from Manchester United ahead of the new Premier League season.

Sunday Times reporter Castles has his concerns about Manchester United signing the World Cup star.

“The scouting department have proposed Maguire,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.

“He doesn’t fit the bill of experienced leader centre-half. If you take Maguire it will be something of a risk. He has never played Champions League football. He would have to step up a level.”

The Red Devils boss has been reluctant to place his faith in Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table but ended up 19 points adrift of champions Manchester City.

The Red Devils have signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and English goalkeeper Lee Grant.

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