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Key Manchester United sale OFF after club ‘grow tired of waiting’

The Red Devils have waited to long to sort it out

Manchester United’s sale of Harry Maguire to West Ham has been called off after David Moyes’ side grew tired of waiting for the Red Devils to sanction a move, it has been reported.

It was expected that Maguire was set to leave Old Trafford this summer, having been stripped of the captaincy in the offseason, and West Ham had agreed a £30m deal with United to take him to the London Stadium.

However, there were issues with a payment resolution between Maguire and United, with Maguire looking to be compensated for accepting a lower salary in east London. As per the Guardian, the English defender was ‘thought to want about £7m to leave Old Trafford’, something that Manchester United were unwilling to sanction.

As a result of this standoff, ‘West Ham have grown frustrated over the delay and are looking at alternative options in central defence’, though ‘there is a chance the deal could be revived’ should those attempts come to nothing.

It will have a knock-on effect at Old Trafford, with a move for Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard now blocked, and a significant chunk of funds now no longer available to Ten Hag.

Maguire was an unused substitute for his side’s narrow 1-0 win over Wolves on Monday night, and it was widely anticipated that the clash would be the final time he appeared in the Manchester United squad.

They remain on the hunt for a midfielder before the end of the summer, as well as another defender should they finally be able to Sanction Maguire’s departure.

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Ben Browning

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