Harry Maguire’s future is uncertain in the summer transfer window with many suspecting the Man United captain will leave the club in search of playing time.
Center back Erik ten Hag’s favorite pairing at Old Trafford this season has been Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, with Maguire spending most of the season on the bench.
It’s hard to imagine the English star changing his situation next season, and Ten Hag has hinted he’d be happy to keep the 30-year-old at Old Trafford, but it’s up to Maguire himself.
“No one would be happy with this situation, he works very hard … but Varane is fantastic,” the Dutch coach told The Times via Fabrizio Romano
“Let’s just say I’m glad he’s here, doing his job – but that’s also a decision he has to make.”
?? Will Maguire stay? “Let’s just say I’m glad she’s here, that she’s standing up for her work – but that’s also a decision she has to make,” added this Hag. pic.twitter.com/1gvSvqCVre
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2023
Maguire has made 31 appearances for Man United this season, amassing 1,593 minutes of action as the English star has now found himself as the fourth centre-back at Old Trafford.
It would be beneficial for both sides if Maguire left this summer and would certainly find a new club in the Premier League. The United captain is not as bad as many fans portray him to be and the 30-year-old could be a solid signing for a mid-table club.