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Arsenal great Campbell approves Maguire Man Utd deal

Arsenal great Sol Campbell is convinced by the quality of Manchester United signing Harry Maguire.

Maguire is expected to make his debut in the heart of Manchester United's defence this afternoon against Chelsea after he became the most expensive defender in history when he completed an £80million move from Leicester.

Macclesfield Town manager Campbell told the Sunday Express: "I think the transfer market is what it is now.

“We can't second guess the market because that's the level that has been set.

“Man Utd are happy with that, Leicester are definitely happy with that and also the player will be happy.

"And everybody will go home smiling because everyone's happy. So the deal is sweet for everybody.

“I think he's done really well for England and I hope he does well for United.

“For this day and age, I think he's up with the best in the UK and around the world. Only time will tell how he settles in.

“There's obviously the pressure of the price tag. But he's with a team that is used to buying big and will help him in many different ways. United are happy to spend that money and that's their prerogative. I'm sure he will do well because he is joining some really good players."

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