Harry Maguire stayed at Manchester United in the summer, after having been heavily linked with Manchester United.

West Ham were really close to sign Harry Maguire but he stayed at Old Trafford, after failing to agree terms on a payoff from Manchester United.

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Hammers boss David Moyes was desperate to bring the 30-year-old Man United centre-back to the London Stadium.

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Maguire really should have made the move and written off some of the money coming his way from Manchester United.

Since the window has closed, he has endured some really nasty abuse from the Manchester United, England and football fans in general.

And now a Telegraph journalist has piled in as well…

Journalist’s interesting take on Harry Maguire after failed West Ham move

The Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards told Football Gossip Daily podcast how he lost sympathy for Maguire after his move to the Hammers failed to go through:

Journalist's interesting take on Harry Maguire after failed West Ham move
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“Maguire should have left Manchester United, he should have just given it up. He had a really good offer from West Ham. I think a move there would have been ideal for him to go and play for a manager like David Moyes, get that fresh start, get out of that kind of toxic work environment that he’s in. There is a good player still in there, but where I lost sympathy for him was when a move to West Ham was there for him to make, and he stayed at Manchester United.”

Edwards has a point, but that doesn’t make the abuse received by Maguire ok.

I’m sure that the centre-back realises now that he made a big mistake by not joining the Hammers in the summer.

Hopefully he rectifies that in January and leaves Manchester United. Whether West Ham will still be in for Harry Maguire remains to be seen though, after Moyes brought Konstantinos Mavropanos to the London Stadium in the summer.


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