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Harry Maguire planning long stay at Manchester United

By Harry Edwards

Published: 19:50, 25 October 2019

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire insists he plans to be at the club for a long time.

Maguire, 26, joined United in the summer for £80m from Leicester City, a world-record fee for a defender, overtaking the £75m Liverpool spent on Virgil van Dijk.

How long will Maguire be at United? Five things to know…

  • Harry Maguire signed for Manchester United in the summer for £80m.
  • This is a world-record fee for a defender, eclipsing Liverpool’s £75m move for Virgil van Dijk.
  • The 26-year-old signed a six-year deal with United, with the option for a further year.
  • And Maguire insists he is planning a long future at Old Trafford.
  • Maguire has played all nine of United’s Premier League games so far this season.

The Englishman was quickly thrown into the starting XI at United and is already a key member of Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side, playing every minute for United in the Premier League so far this season.

Upon his arrival, Maguire signed a six-year contract with the option to extend the deal for another year, and the defender insists he is planning a long-term future at United.

“I’m enjoying being part of such a big club,” Maguire told reporters.

“I’m going to be part of this club for the future – I signed a long-term contract here, so I knew I was coming in straight away and aiming to bridge the gap to the top two [in the Premier League].

“I’m looking forward to progressing in the future and I want to be part of that.”

Maguire would add to his nine Premier League appearances when he captained United in the Europa League against Partizan Belgrade.

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And it’s playing in Europe why Maguire joined United, as the centre-back explains.

“When you sign for a club like Man United, you want to play in the biggest games possible,” he added.

“Playing in Europe is another challenge. It’s something I’m looking forward to, something I’m relishing.

“I want to play in the biggest games with the biggest pressure and that’s why I signed for a club like Man United, one of the biggest in the world. I’m looking forward to challenging myself under the lights in European football.”