After 22 appearances in all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign, Mignolet was restricted to two games last season having fallen behind Brazilian Alisson in the pecking order. Man United kicked off their Champions League campaign with a victory against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. Mignolet was part of the Liverpool squad that claimed the Champions League crown last season and the 31-year-old ends a six-year spell at Anfield in which he made more than 200 appearances in all competitions. United conceded 54 goals last season, their worst ever total in the Premier League era, and have already added England Under-21 international right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to their ranks. "He's a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure -- coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes," the Norwegian said. Ilkay Gundogan scored as Manchester City beat Porto in the Champions League, but he had a warning over the condition of the whole squad. “I am delighted to have signed for this great club,” Maguire said. "Obviously, I want to win titles. Began last season on the fringes of the squad, ended as United’s player of the year. England international joins on six-year contract, ‘It is an incredible opportunity,’ says Maguire. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? I am now looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting the season started.”. From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. Maguire is yet to “officially” agree personal terms, but as is always the case in modern football, such details were likely hashed out between intermediaries long ago. Ilkay Gundogan explains why Man City teammates are struggling after Porto win. I'm looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.". Player now free to undergo medical & agree personal terms. Leicester were holding out for around £95m for Maguire but United have negotiated the up-front fee down to £80m, which makes Maguire the most expensive defender in the world. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Harry Maguire is the brother of Joe Maguire (Ilkeston Town FC). "From my conversations with the manager, I'm excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. But Shaw deserves credit for turning his Old Trafford career around and becoming the undisputed first-choice left back. 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United have signed their third player of the transfer window The fee eclipses the 75 million pounds Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January last year. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Harry Maguire has become the most expensive defender in world football after Manchester United confirmed his £80m transfer from Leicester. Wan-Bissaka fills a problem position following his £50m transfer from Crystal Palace. "When you're 1-0 up, anything can happen in that box and I think that Harry Maguire has got a magnet on his head! The record fee for a defender eclipses the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for … Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Leicester 'relaxed' over Harry Maguire as transfer fee still not met, says Brendan Rodgers. 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PHOTOS: Eye-catching moments from the Pan Am Games, Caught in the act! During a protracted series of negotiations, Leicester were still holding out for a £90m fee for Maguire last week until an agreement was reached with United on Friday morning. United have been chasing Maguire for some time since the England international impressed in the 2018 World Cup, though he elected to stay in the east Midlands last summer. Transfer history. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for their fantastic support over the past two seasons. Player now free to undergo medical & agree personal terms. "I'm very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better, Spaniard Adrian said in a statement on the club's website.

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