Wayne Rooney backs Man Utd's pursuit of Harry Maguire.

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire would be a good addition for Manchester United, says Wayne Rooney.

The England international has been immensely linked with moves to United and Manchester City, but the Foxes are holding on to their asking price of £80million, which would be a world-record fee for a defender.

United need defensive reinforcements after they confirmed Eric Bailly could be out for five months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

However, Man United's all-time leading goalscorer Rooney has backed Maguire to be a success at Old Trafford if the move materialises.

Wayne Rooney tops the list of all-time goal-scorers for Manchester United, having scored 253 times in 559 appearances for the club.

"I think Harry's a good player and over the last few years he's improved as a player," Rooney said to ESPN FC.

"He's gotten better, and he's been a main player for Leicester City, but also for England. I think he'd be a good signing if they can get him."

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