Man Utd star Harry Maguire opens up on the reason for his failed summer move to West Ham United

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Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has revealed that a summer move to West Ham United didn’t materialise as both clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee.

The Englishman was linked with a £30m summer move to the London Stadium after being deemed to surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

Despite reports claiming Maguire turned down the move to stay and fight for his United career, the player has opened up on what really transpired.

“Regular game time is really important to me, it has been throughout all my career,” said Maguire.

“The actual opportunity to go to West Ham wasn’t really agreed between both clubs and myself, so it wasn’t just my chance to say ‘yes’ and I’m doing.

“The actual opportunity wasn’t there because we didn’t get far enough down the line with it.

“West Ham are a massive club, my focus is still on Manchester United.

“I want to fight for my place, but, of course, game time is really important to me.”