Manchester United optimistic of success in Harry Maguire chase

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United will play Perth Glory and Leeds United as part of the club's tour of Australia.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still hopeful Manchester United can tie David de Gea down to a new deal but admits he is "lucky" to have the highly rated goalkeeper within his ranks.

However, Solskjaer needs to further enhance his defence after Manchester United conceded 54 Premier League goals last season and Maguire has been touted as a prime target in the media over the past few weeks.

It will be interesting to see whether Manchester United's previous naiveness in the transfer market will be taken advantage of once more or whether the Norwegian has made a change for the better.

Solskjaer refrained from criticising Pogba when he faced the media for the first time since ending the season-ending 2-0 home loss to relegated Cardiff, but the manager was clear that United would not be bullied into selling anyone.

On Tuesday, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola said he was hopeful that Pogba would soon be allowed to leave Man United.

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"(But) I think for me it can be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else".

Silks, one of the many restaurants at the Crown Towers resort that Manchester United are calling home while in Perth, was the scene of so-called "initiation ceremonies" for three of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's players on Wednesday night.

According to a report by Daily Mail, Manchester United are optimistic over their prospects winning the race to sign against Manchester City to sign Harry Maguire in this summer's transfer window. "Paul has never been a concern for me". I have spoken to all of the players over the summer, as you do.

United reportedly offered Leicester £70m plus Marcos Rojo for Maguire last week but the Foxes are only interested in a straight sale and do not want any of United's fringe players in return.

"The player has done nothing wrong", Raiola told Talksport.

With a host of journalists attending the conference, it was only going to be a matter of time before questions regarding the future of team talisman Paul Pogba came up.