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Sebastien Haller makes promise ahead of battle against Man Utd star Harry Maguire

Sebastien Haller has scored three goals in his first four West Ham matches (Picture: Getty)

Sebastien Haller insists he is relishing the opportunity to test himself against Manchester Uniteds headline summer signing Harry Maguire.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctioned the £80million signing of the England international earlier this summer in a bid to sure up a defence which leaked goals at an alarming rate last season.

Maguire has made a steady start to his Old Trafford career but will face on the biggest challenges of his United career to date in the form of Haller, who has made a similarly impressive start to life at West Ham.

The 6ft 2in strikers goals helped Eintracht Frankfurt reach the semi finals of last years Europa League and he has adapted quickly to life in the Premier League, spearheading Manuel Pellegrinis attack and scoring three times in his first four matches.

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Its a big story and beautiful story but I like a challenge! I think also the club here paid a lot of money for me to come here and win these battles! he said when asked about facing Maguire.

I cant promise I will always win them, but I can promise I will give everything to win these battles.

This is football, so you can win or lose against anyone but, as long as you keep your focus high and really want to win the battle at 100 per cent, I think its a great thing.

United will again be without the services of injured midfield star Paul Pogba, a player Haller knows well from their time together in France and the 25-year-old believes criticism of his compatriot is unjustified.

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He said: Pogba is more than talented. He is a big player and he is not the only one, Read More – Source