Solskjaer tells Ed Woodward to sign £65m-rated centre-back

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Ed Woodward to push through the signing of Harry Maguire in the summer transfer window.

The Leicester City centre-back has been on the Red Devils’ radar for some time, with Jose Mourinho willing to land him last summer.

The Foxes refused to sell him, but the club have retained an interest in landing the 26-year-old star, and Brendan Rogers revealed his side were ‘prepared’ for interest from the Premier League giants this summer, but Ed Woodward and co. were awaiting the green light from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make any formal bid.

But after assessing his squad, the Norwegian has now instructed vice-chairman to land the England international, according to the Daily Star.

Harry Maguire is thought to be keen on a move to the Theatre of Dreams and has given out signals he’s willing to force through a deal.

He expects to double his current wages to about £140,000-a-week, while the chance of landing trophies and playing regularly in top European competitions is a huge selling point.

His current contract at King Power Stadium expires in 2023 as the defender signed a new deal last season and Leicester City are expected to hold out for a big fee. But Manchester United have been given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seal of approval to go out and get him at all costs.

Former Molde boss is expected to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager after successfully replacing Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout.