Harry Maguire, the Manchester United and England central defender who was the subject of an £80million summer transfer from Leicester City, has experienced a somewhat disappointing start to his Old Trafford career, with United currently in tenth position in the Premier League, after their worst start to a campaign in thirty years.
Maguire, 26, has even gone so far as to confide, in a text to his old Foxes teammate, Jamie Vardy, that he wishes he'd stayed at Filbert Street.
Leicester, under Brendan Rodgers, are, by contrast, on something of a roll, and currently third in the Premier League table, behind only Liverpool and Manchester City. Some are already talking of a repeat of their 2015/16 title win.
Maguire was a hero at Leicester, and the fans there were deeply hurt when the former Sheffield United and Hull City player decided to move to Old Trafford for more pay. At the time, Maguire must have thought he was making the move in order to achieve success winning trophies, but, so far, things have not turned out that way. A source told us:
"Harry went to United to win things, both at home and in Europe, but he now realises he's made a huge blob. United are just as likely to become involved in a relegation dogfight as they are to be in contention for a top six spot. He's well-and-truly gutted at his hasty decision to move."
And what of the future?
"Well, he hasn't sold his home in Leicester yet, so who knows? But, at least he has the benefit of that ridiculous massive salary to fall back on when he's gets too depressed about the situation."