Manchester United are attempting to be taken seriously in the transfer market this summer, for a change.
Woeful decisions in the transfer market and with regard to player salaries, have led to Manchester United struggling to buy players for the right price, and to sell them.
And with clubs recognising United are in the habit of giving players away, cheeky enquiries have been landing already, from clubs who should know better.
Harry Maguire loan rejected
This is the right call, with the bid totally laughable, considering West Ham have just received £105 million for Declan Rice.
The loan enquiry is one you would expect from a club pleading poverty, not the recipients of the British record transfer fee.
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United were right to dismiss it, especially at this relatively early stage of the window. Maguire is a player United can keep, if no offer comes in.
After he was removed as club captain, Maguire issued a statement which expressed disappointment, but also a pledge which added, ‘I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt.’
Maguire is not going to cause problems behind the scenes, and if he stays, he can be of use as a rotational centre-back. Manchester United certainly do not need to give him away.
Considering the money West Ham have which would allow them to put together a bid, their cheeky loan enquiry is the most insulting one received yet this summer at Old Trafford.
Dean Henderson loan also dismissed
A report from The MEN claims Nottingham Forest’s opening offer of a loan with an obligation to buy, was rejected by Manchester United.
With good reason too. Manchester United can’t keep putting Henderson’s sale off. It’s time to sell him this summer, and finally get some money for him, in a summer where the club need it.