West Ham hold talks with Manchester United for double-swoop of duo

– West Ham United has held discussions with Manchester United regarding the possible acquisition of Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.

– Manchester United is not actively looking to sell the mentioned players, and any potential deal would involve substantial transfer fees.

– Harry Maguire has confirmed that he will no longer be the club captain, and Erik ten Hag has chosen Bruno Fernandes as the new captain.

– Maguire has fallen down the pecking order in the team, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane being the manager's preferred central defensive pairing.

– Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw have also been deployed as a central defensive partnership ahead of Maguire.

– Ten Hag prefers to keep Maguire as a reliable option, but it remains uncertain if this suits Maguire at this stage in his career.

– Scott McTominay is also facing challenges in terms of game time, especially with the arrivals of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro, and the inclusion of Mason Mount in the team.

– With Fred expected to leave during the transfer window, McTominay's presence in the midfield is crucial for Manchester United's plans to compete on all fronts in the upcoming season.

West Ham United has engaged in talks with Manchester United for a potential double-swoop of Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay

However, Manchester United is not actively considering selling the duo, and if they do, it would require high transfer fees.