Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of Manchester United from 2018 to 2021. He knows the ins and outs of the club better than anyone.
In particular, Solskjaer is the man who brought Harry Maguire to the club. He signed Maguire from Leicester City in 2019. At the time, he paid a transfer fee of €80 million, or about $114 billion, which was the highest ever for a defender. Solskjaer was a big fan of Maguire, even giving him the captaincy.
However, Maguire has been on the fringes of the team since July of last year, when Eric ten Haag took over. Van Gaal has been scrambling to get rid of him ahead of this season.
United have also finalized a transfer agreement with West Ham. The two sides agreed to sell Maguire for a fee of £30 million. However, Maguire refused. United offered to compensate Maguire for his £190,000-a-week wages, but Maguire insisted on staying at United, saying he “loves the club.” 토토사이트
Inevitably, the Red Devils launched a recruitment drive. Van Gaal stripped Maguire of his captaincy after 176 appearances in a United shirt and made him a candidate by not playing him. In response to the ongoing situation, Solskjaer has come out in defense of Maguire,
The Sun reported Solskjaer’s comments on Maguire on Nov. 21, citing interviews from other outlets. Solskjaer said: “I support Maguire. It’s a disgrace that he has been subjected to so much abuse. I feel sorry for him. He is a strong young man. I hope this ordeal will help him,” he said.
Solskjaer claimed that Maguire has been abused more than anyone else in the English Premier League at the moment, which is why, despite his current slump, he believes he is the best player he has ever signed.
“It’s unfortunate but he’s a strong player and I wish him the best. “I can’t remember all the contracts I signed, but I can remember them because we had a cap of three major contracts per season,” Solskjaer said, adding, “When Maguire came to United, he really improved our defense and raised the atmosphere on the field.
Despite Solskjaer’s testimonial, Maguire is in an unfortunate position as he continues to be criticized and ridiculed by United fans and even opposing fans.