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Mark Goldbridge 'absolutely gutted' with Man Utd transfer decision that could have major impact on season

Ryan Smart

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Mark Goldbridge 'absolutely gutted' with Man Utd transfer decision that could have major impact on season

Mark Goldbridge has said he is 'absolutely gutted' that Harry Maguire is staying at Manchester United - due to the money that the club have missed out on.

United accepted a £30 million bid from West Ham for the 30-year-old centre-back, before holding talks over a potential pay-off.

That was due to the difference between Maguire's potential salary at the Hammers compared to his current one at United.

But The Guardian reported on Tuesday that West Ham had pulled out of the deal, as they were 'tired of waiting' for the pay-off dispute between Maguire and United to be solved.

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Although it was claimed that a deal could be resurrected later in the window, it was later reported by various outlets that the England defender would not be moving to the London Stadium.

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Maguire looks set to remain at Old Trafford beyond the end of the transfer window - unless another team arrives with an acceptable bid or contract offer, or the defender forces the move himself.

Now, Goldbridge has given his verdict on the move collapsing.

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Mark Goldbridge on Harry Maguire, Man Utd

Goldbridge took to Twitter to take aim at United for not sealing transfers away from the club for both Maguire and team-mate Scott McTominay.

He wrote: "Absolutely gutted Maguire is staying. That's £60 million we've turned down for him and McTominay... absolute sickener. [Director of football, John] Murtough Madness get lost."

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Goldbridge had previously claimed that United must sell McTominay this summer - as they would likely never get the chance to receive as high a fee again.

"If West Ham are interested, and they want him for £40 million, or £30 million, find a middle ground," he began.

"Don't say, 'We're going to reject £35 million', because you want £40 million. McTominay hasn't had a good game in nearly a year. He's not an established first team player. He's worth about £30 million.

"If we don't take the money for him now, you will never get that money again. That's why United need to be negotiating a deal."

Featured Image Credit: Getty / YouTube/Mark Goldbridge

Topics: Mark Goldbridge, Manchester United, Scott Mctominay, Harry Maguire, Premier League, Transfers, West Ham United

Ryan Smart
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