Manchester United Urged To Sign Defender ‘Very Similar To Ferdinand’

Manchester United Sign Maguire

According to Teddy Sheringham, Harry Maguire would make a brilliant signing for Manchester United this summer as he reminds him of Rio Ferdinand.

The Leicester City centre-back has been linked with a move to United for quite some time, however, a move didn’t come into fruition in the summer.

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The former Sheffield United and Hull City man continues to be linked with United but the most recent report in the Daily Mail claimed that City could sign Maguire in a deal that ‘might have to exceed the £75m price Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk’.

And now Sheringham has supported the idea of Maguire moving to Old Trafford as he would bring a “calming influence” to the side.

“Central defence is a big area where they need to find a Vincent Kompany or Tony Adams-type player,” Sheringham told The Mirror.

“I think Harry Maguire is the one for me. He’s got great leadership qualities and has a real calming influence.

“He’s very similar to Rio Ferdinand, in that he’s cool on the ball and defends very well. That would be a fine start from my point of view.

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“Top players like Harry are going to have the choice of some big, big clubs around Europe this summer.”

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