Former Manchester United defender John O’Kane has told United In Focus he supports a potential transfer for Harry Maguire.

Maguire is reportedly United’s top target at centre-back this summer.

Leicester are making a move difficult, reportedly seeking £90 million according to The Telegraph.

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Class of ’92 FA Youth Cup winner O’Kane says he has long believed Maguire would make a quality addition for United.

He told us: “I watched Maguire play for Hull versus United and he was probably best player that day, I said to my boy he’s a United player.

“He’s comfortable on the ball, has no fear and has a great future.

“For me he ticks a lot of boxes; good character, professional and is not afraid to play which is what United have lacked at centre-back.”

O’Kane came through the ranks at Old Trafford along side Gary Neville and David Beckham.


He made two first team appearances before leaving for Everton in 1998.

John O’Kane featuring in a Class Of 92 v Salford City game in 2014 (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)


While expressing reservations over United’s overall slow transfer business this summer, O’Kane told us he is impressed with one move United have made.

O’Kane believes the acquisition of right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is an astute move.

He said: “Wan-Bissaka is a good solid young defender who will get better no doubt, he will need to attack with his pace and hopefully deliver better crosses than our previous full backs and wingers.

“He had a good season in an average side so we’ll have to see if he can go one better and produce on the biggest stage, I think he will.”

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United paid £50 million to land Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, with the club investing in his potential.

Wan-Bissaka is one of two deals United have completed so far, along with winger Dan James.

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