Old Trafford boss David Moyes will pursue defensive reinforcements in January.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is targeting Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire as a long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
After a lacklustre summer transfer window, that yielded just one big-money signing in the form of Marouane Fellaini from Everton, the 50-year-old is making recruitment of defensive reinforcements a top priority in January according to the Daily Mail.
With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic both the wrong side of 30, Moyes is stepping up his search for a natural successor and has understood to have been pointed in the direction of Maguire by Old Trafford scouts.
Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was first alerted to the sturdily-built 6ft 4in centre-back last season and dispatched his trusted talent spotters to run the rule over the 20-year-old as the Blades challenged for promotion in League One.
It appears he impressed the Premier League champions enough to carry over their interest after Ferguson’s retirement and it’s rumoured that Moyes will make a £4 million bid for Maguire after he recently broke into the England Under-21 setup.
The Sheffield-born youngster isn’t short on experience either having been a first-team regular at Bramall Lane for three seasons after coming through the ranks and is closing in on 100 games for the club.