Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Will Have to Sell Centre-Back if They Sign Harry Maguire

​ManchesterUnitedmanagerOleGunnarSolskjaerhasconfirmedthattheywillhavetosellatleastonecentre-backthissummeriftheysealthe£80msigningofLeicesterCity'sHarryMaguire.

The26-year-oldhasbeenlinkedallsummerlongwithamovetotheRedDevils,withneighbourhoodrivalsManchesterCityalsokeentosnapuponeofEngland'sfirstchoicecentraldefenders.

90minunderstandsthatMaguire'smovetoUnitedwillhappen,thoughanimminentannouncementisunlikely.Whenhedoesjoin,he'llbecometheseventhseniorcentre-backinUnited'ssquad.

SolskjaeralreadyhasVictorLindelof,​EricBailly,​PhilJones,ChrisSmalling,​MarcosRojoandAxelTuanzebeathisdisposal,andhetoldreporters(viathe​DailyMail)thatsevenoptionswouldsimplybetoomany.

Hesaid:"Ofcourse,there'salimitofplayers.Whoeverperformswillbepartoftheteamandwhoeverdoesn'thasafighttogetbackin.There'sbeenloadsofspeculationbutIcan'treallysayanything.We'llworktofindarelationshipwiththeoneswe'vegot."

SolskjaerwentontoadmitthatTuanzebewilllikelynotbetheonetoleave,adding:"Hehasagreatchanceofstayinghereandplaying.Hehadagreatseasonlastyear.

"Hehasreallyprovenhecanplayatthatlevelandhe'scomebackstrongandfocused.Hedidwellinthefirstgamehere[againstPerthGlory]andhe'soneoftheexcitingplayersIcan'twaittoseemoreof."

Themanageroftenpreferredthecentre-backpartnershipofJonesandSmallinglastseason,whilstLindelofwasalsoaregularpartoftheside,soitappearsunlikelythatanywouldbesoldthissummer,despitelinksto​Barcelonaforthelatter.

HedidgiveopportunitiestoBaillyandRojotowardstheendofthecampaign.RojohaspreviouslyrevealedthatSolskjaerhasalreadyinformedhimthathewillbeacorepartofthesquadnextseason,leavingBaillyasalikelycasualty..

HewasoftenomittedfromUnited'smatchdaysquadtowardstheendoftheseasonandstartedjusteight​PremierLeaguegamesallseason.HeappearscompletelyoutoffavouratOldTraffordand,onpaper,seemsthemostlikelytobesoldthissummer.

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