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News on the transfer of Man Utd: Gary Neville reveals why the Kingdom wanted Maguire | Football | Sport

News on the transfer of Man Utd: Gary Neville reveals why the Kingdom wanted Maguire | Football | Sport

Maguire was tied to a trip to Manchester United after hitting England for the World Cup semi-finals. And Neville believes his performances in Russia were a reason why Mourinho was so passionate about him. "I thought he was the player of the tournament for England at the World Cup," said Neville, when he was asked about Mourinho's interest in Maguire. "He answered every single question. We knew it was decent on the ball. "But the way he showed authority, every single game that seemed to be a leader, seemed to be authoritative." He went out, was playing on the left side of the defense, which was more hard for him. "I thought it was absolutely fantastic and it felt like you had a mountain out there on the pitch." In the end, United did not sign Maguire, with Leicester rejecting two offers for him, and Neville said it would be difficult for any team move him away from the Foxes. "I understand why many clubs would be interested in him, but of course Leicester does not need to sell," Neville added. " The price is obviously set by (Virgil) Van Dijk last year at £ 75 million, which means that every plant is now in this type of numbers. "It will be hard for any club to get him out of Leicester because he's a great player and I was very impressed with him." He was really good. "