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Manchester United Went Against Previous Transfer Rules To Sign Harry Maguire

Manchester United Went Against Previous Transfer Rules To Sign Harry Maguire

Manchester United contradicted themselves a little with the £80 million signing of Harry Maguire.

That's because back in 2013, when United had the chance to sign Spain playmaker Isco from Malaga, part of the reason they chose not to sign him was because of his head size.

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According to ESPN, a senior scout from United was sent to go and watch Isco when he was starting to make a name for himself at La Rosaleda.

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He was watched several times, but the club elected not to sign the former Valencia man because 'his head was too big for his body'. The report claims that the final verdict on Isco was: "He's good, but not quite quick enough and his head is too big for his body,"

Fast forward to 2019 and United's stance on how big a player's head needs to be must have changed as they have just made Maguire, nicknamed 'Slabhead', the most expensive defender in world football.

Maguire's big bonce was brought up during an interview with the BBC in the World Cup, where the Sheffield United youth product was in fine form throughout.

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Reporter Gabby Logan asked: "Now I don't think I'm the first person to talk to you about this or point it out, but the size of your head has been mentioned. Is this a family trait?"

Maguire replied: "Yeah blame my dad."

United fans are already embracing their new No.5 and have adapted an England song for Magure.

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The colourful chant, sung in Cardiff ahead of the International Champions Cup game with AC Milan, goes: "Harry Maguire, Harry Maguire, he f***ed off Leicester for Manchester, his head's f***ing massive!"

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Will Slabhead do the business at the back for United?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Harry Maguire, Leicester City, Isco, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Premier League, Hull City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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