The centre-back has completed a medical and joined Man Utd from Leicester City as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s third transfer of the summer.
Harry Maguire will wear the No.5 shirt at Manchester United after being confirmed as the club’s latest signing.
Maguire arrives from Leicester City as the world’s most expensive defender, for an £80million fee that eclipses the £75million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk 18 months ago.
After completing a medical at United’s Carrington training base over the weekend, United officially confirmed the signing on Monday lunchtime. Bryan Gunn, who works for his agency Triple S, tweeted that Maguire would take the No.5 shirt and the agency also confirmed it on their website.
The 26-year-old follows in the footsteps of famous United names Rio Ferdinand, Ronny Johnsen and Gary Pallister to have worn the No.5 shirt. It is also a number he’s worn at previous clubs Hull and Sheffield United, although he wore the No.15 at Leicester.
Upon signing for United, Maguire said: “I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons.
“However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity.
”From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. It’s clear to see that Ole is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature. He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.”