Old Trafford boss targets youngster to replace Rio and Vidic.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is already looking to the future by lining up Sheffield United youngster Harry Maguire as a replacement for veteran defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, the Daily Mail reports.
The former Everton boss saw his transfer plans hit a brick wall this summer after missing out on a number of high profile targets, managing only to bring in Marouane Fellaini on transfer deadline day.
Moyes is aware of which sections of his squad need strengthening, and with both Vidic and Ferdinand on the wrong side of 30, he has been looking toward the future and has surprisingly identified Sheffield United’s 20-year-old centre back Harry Maguire as the ideal man to help the club usher out the old age and bring the new one in.
According to reports surrounding the club, Alex Ferguson had been watching the player during the Yorkshire side’s failed playoff campaign last season and has apparently kept Moyes in the loop over his prodigious talent.
A commanding presence at the back, the sturdily-built 6ft 4in defender is surprisingly comfortable on the ball and recently broke into the England Under-21 ranks.
Sheffield United are becoming famed for their consistent production of talented full backs with the likes of Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton, Matt Lowton and Phil Jagielka all becoming regular fixtures in the Premier League over recent years.