Ian Holloway: If Pogba is worth £175m, buying Harry Maguire is a snip

Ian Holloway by Ian Holloway / 31 July 2019, 13:39

Manchester United's defensive woes took another negative turn with the news Eric Bailly is out for four or five months with a knee injury, and The Sack Race's columnist Ian Holloway believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must now act quickly in the transfer market, and he believes the Red Devils boss must target Leicester City and England defender Harry Maguire, who is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

“I would pay an awful lot of money for someone like him if I was Manchester United.

“If I was trying to build a football team at United, I would look at the centre half pairings there currently, and I’d say they were pretty shocking compared to the ones that were very successful for them in the past.

“It’s alright having a world class goalkeeper that you’ve had to keep by paying him a lot of money. I would be saying to the club ‘Go and get me Harry Maguire’.

“I don’t care how much you’d have to pay for him. Buy him and that’s your left centre-half sorted and then maybe Alderweireld can go there as well, because not one pairing at Manchester United has done any good since Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left.

“I’m not being rude, that’s my opinion. [Chris] Smalling and [Phil] Jones haven’t worked, Bailly and [Victor] Lindelof were bought by Mourinho, good god that hasn’t worked has it?

“Bailly’s now just got injured, so for me the club’s success has been built on a brilliant goalkeeper and two fantastic centre-halfs. Where are they? I don’t see them.

“Look what Liverpool have done with £75 million, they’ve bought ‘Mr Majestic’ who has turned them into serious title contenders.

“They nearly did it last year, they may be up again for it this year. 

“All I’m saying about Harry Maguire is that it’s a snip. If Pogba is worth £175 million in their valuation, then please rush down the shop and buy me Harry Maguire.”

Managers Departed

Last man down

Michael Jolley
Michael Jolley
(Grimsby Town)
15th November
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Barcelona

Next Manager

Barnsley

Next Manager

Carlisle United

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

Everton

Next Manager

Grimsby Town

Next Manager

Heart of Midlothian

Next Manager

Leyton Orient

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Northern Ireland

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Stevenage

Next Manager

Tottenham Hotspur

Next Manager

West Ham United

Next Manager

LMA

Manager of the Year
x
£20 Risk Free First bet
New Customers Only Limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is  £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a  £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of  £10+. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It
x
£20 Risk Free First bet
New Customers Only Limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is  £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a  £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of  £10+. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org.
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It