Gary Neville teases fans with Manchester United 'done deal' claim

Posted Thursday, August 02, 2018 by

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Neville might know something the rest of us don't following his latest tweet, suggesting there could be another new signing in Jose Mourinho's starting line-up against Leicester.

Manchester United take on Leicester in the Premier League opener next Friday night - the day after after the transfer window shuts.

Jose Mourinho has already completed three signings this summer - Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant - but is hoping for two new arrivals before the deadline.

A new defender is a priority for the Portuguese with Leicester's Harry Maguire at the top of his wishlist.

Neville will be in the Sky Sports studio for the first match of the season and he has hinted Maguire could be lining up against his former team-mate, Jamie Vardy.

He tweeted: "9 days to go till the Premier League starts again on @SkySports with the return of Friday Night Football where I will join @KellyCates and the lovely @Carra23.

"It's @ManUtd v @LCFC can't wait

"P.S Maguire v Vardy *wink emoji*

And the tweet was met with plenty of excitement among United fans.

One fan said: "What do you mean Maguire v Vardy? Do you know something we don't?"

"Has Mr neville just given it away", another added.

A third said: "So how conveniently is everyone ignoring what Gary said....

"Guys, Vardy is joining us!!!!!"

Gary Neville teases fans with Manchester United 'done deal' claim
Man Utd transfer news: Gary Neville suggested Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy could go head to head (Image: GETTY)

However, it remains unclear if Maguire will even play with the defender one of the latest to return to pre-season training following his exploits at the World Cup with England.

United will have to pay in excess of £60m for the defender but the Foxes are adamant he won't be sold.

Speaking earlier this week, Leicester boss Claude Puel said he was 'confident' Maguire would not be leaving the King Power this month.

"I am confident about the presence of Harry for this season. He is a very good player for us," Puel told Sky Sports News.

"I was not surprised about his performance during this World Cup. We saw his progress during the second half of the season.

"He was great and played very well. It was not a surprise to see him perform well at this level in the international game.

"Of course for us he is a very good player - I wait for him with impatience because we need Harry and we need also Jamie [Vardy] because they are Leicester."

Mourinho could turn his attentions to Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld if he is unable to make any progress on Maguire in the coming days.

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