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Harry Maguire Backs Jadon Sancho to Become a "Real Star" for Manchester United

By Amreen
Maguire believes Sancho can be a real star for Man United
Maguire believes Sancho can be a real star for Man United / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Harry Maguire believes Jadon Sancho can be a "real star" for Manchester United following his £73m move to Old Trafford this summer.

After intense speculation, United finally landed Sancho this transfer window, and Maguire is expecting great things from the England international.

The Red Devils' captain told Sky Sports: "I think he's been linked with us for a couple of seasons now and it felt a bit like my transfer when I was joining Manchester United, where it didn't happen one season but the following season we managed to get it over the line.

"I'm really excited for him, he's an exceptional talent. He's the type of player - with the confidence he has - who can be a real star for this club and I feel like in the future and the success we have, he can have a big part to play."

Along with Sancho, United also have a deal in place to bring in Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, and Maguire believes the time has come for United to land their first piece of silverware since 2017.

The defender added: "I think this season is going to be more competitive than ever. We've strengthened and the other clubs around us have strengthened as well. There's a lot of great teams in this league. You've seen in the past that those fine margins can create a 10-point gap from where you were last season.

"Of course, Manchester City won the league last season and they're a top team. They've obviously signed Jack [Grealish], who I know really well, he's a top player so they're going to be strong. Chelsea, Liverpool too - whoever puts good runs together and remains focused, but the most important thing for us is concentrating on ourselves. We've got to improve on last season and we'll aim to do that."