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Today’s back pages: Man Utd in a hurry to sign Harry Maguire and Leach is a ‘Jack of all trades’ for England

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 26 July

In a hurry for Harry

Manchester United may be forced to meet Leicester City’s £80m asking price for central defender Harry Maguire. 

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign the England international, the Daily Mirror reports, after Eric Bailly suffered a knee injury in the 2-1 pre-season win against Tottenham yesterday. 

The Daily Star says that United will now be in a hurry to complete a deal for Harry. 

Leach stars but England struggle

Nightwatchman Jack Leach showed the England batsmen how it’s done, The Times reports, after hitting 92 against Ireland on the second day of the Test match at Lord’s. 

After being dismissed for just 85 on day one, England came into yesterday’s play trailing by 122 runs.

Tail-ender Leach proved he was a “Jack of all trades”, says Metro, but England’s batting order collapsed again and they ended the day with a second-innings total of 303-9. 

With only one wicket remaining England’s lead is just 181 runs and Ireland will look to pull off a Test cricket shock at Lord’s.

Today’s newspaper back pages

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