James Maddison put in a great shift for Leicester on Saturday afternoon as his team came back from 1-0 down against Tottenham Hotspur to win 2-1, with the midfielder scoring the deciding goal.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to United since the summer and has made an impressive start to the season. England fans were shocked to see Gareth Southgate not give the attacking midfielder a go during the recent international break.

However, following the victory over a Spurs, an old tweet of Maddison’s resurfaced, with it revealing he was in the crowd for United’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Europa League in 2016. Following the hashtag referring to Old Trafford’s nickname, the Theatre of Dreams, with the love heart eyes emoji. He had just signed for Norwich from his hometown club Coventry at the time.

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Maddison has already revealed that he grew up supporting United and this tweet from three years ago suggests that affiliation never went away.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to build a team of young and hungry players, it makes sense that Maddison would be at the top of his shopping list. He created more goalscoring opportunities than any other player in the league last season too, which only furthers his appeal.

It’s unlikely that United would be able to pull off a deal in the January transfer window but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see us make a move for him in the summer.




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