The British star focuses only on the new season's inaugural Leicester game (Image: Getty) The Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire, looks forward to his return to the Premier League on Friday evening when he faces Manchester United.
The English international was one of the many players that José Mourinho had tried to bring to Old Trafford this summer, while the Portuguese coach was trying to reinforce his bottom line.
But with Leicester demanding a fee of £ 75 million – a world record for a defender – United sought elsewhere, although they were eventually left without defensive recruits after a frustrating window.
Mourinho was frustrated in his search for a defender (Image: Getty) In an ironic twist, United has inaugurated the new season with a trip to the King Power Stadium, where they will face Maguire – but he has forgotten the saga already.
"I do not see the start of the season tomorrow," he tweeted Thursday night, next to a foxy emoji and a blue heart emphasizing that his commitment to Leicester is stronger than ever.
Maguire could face more competition in central defense this season, with Leicester leading two new defenders on the day of the deadline.
Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu joined Freiberg in a £ 19 million contract, while Croatian Filip Benkovic joined Dinamo Zagreb for around £ 13 million.
Maguire's rose rose after an excellent World Cup campaign (photo: Getty) Fans had briefly thought that Leicester's purchases would have paved the way for Maguire to join United, but the Red Devils failed to conquer a new central defender for Mourinho.
United pursued a number of targets during the summer window, from Tottenham Hotspur's defender Toby Alderweireld to a late move for the brave Atletico Madrid Diego Godin, but they did not succeed.
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