The former Manchester United boss says he wanted to bring Harry Maguire to Old Trafford but was put off by how big the young boy was.
Manager David Moyes coached Manchester United only one season: the 2013-2014 English Premier League campaign.
And during that time he had a chance to sign Harry Maguire, but he didn’t because he had a “big a**.”
“We didn’t try to sign him [when at Man United] but we flagged him up at that time,” Moyes told The Mirror.
“I was very aware of the players in the lower leagues and had a made good career out of bringing them to Everton – whether that be Tim Cahill or all the ones we did through the years.”
Moyes explained: “Harry Maguire was another one I recognized.”
“He played against Preston North End at home in a league game and I watched him and thought he played really well but at that time he was really big – he had a big a***.”
“You thought ‘my goodness, how big is Harry going to be’ because he was a relatively young boy at that time,” he said.
“To be fair he looks in terrific shape and he hasn’t changed at all really.”
“When I went to United, we had Vidic, Rio, Jonny Evans, Michael Keane, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling,” he commented.
“So for us to go and buy another young center-half wasn’t the biggest thing we needed at the time.”
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