Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated that Harry Maguire was the club's number one target in the just concluded summer transfer window.
The now-former Leicester defender completed his record move a week ago and will be in line to start for the Red Devils in their opening Premier League match on Sunday evening against Chelsea.
Speaking ahead of the match, the Norwegian further revealed that he made up his mind on signing the England international when his side faced the Foxes in a Premier League match.
“I’m delighted we have got Harry in because he’s going to be great for this club,” the Norwegian told a press conference ahead of the Chelsea match.
“He was always my number one target. I more or less made my mind up when we played Leicester that if it was possible to get him, we should at least try. He is so composed on the ball and he gives the team another dimension,"
“He has already shown what a presence he will be and what an impact he will have in the squad. Harry is a leader, an established international, a goal threat and a very, very good defender,"
Maguire, 26, cost United £80 million, a record fee for a defender, and is expected to partner Victor Lindelof in the heart of United's defense this season.