Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is reluctant to leave Manchester United despite struggling for game time at the club.
According to reports, the England international is determined to stay to fight for a place under Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag.
Maguire was set for Manchester United exit after making just 16 appearances for the club in the just-concluded 2022/23 season.
Maguire’s dwindling Manchester United fortunes is coming in Erik Ten Hag’s first season in charge as Manchester United manager.
The Dutch tactician prefers starting Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez ahead of Maguire.
Out of his 16 appearances for the club, Maguire has made only 8 starts for Manchester United
Despite losing his starting berth at the club, talkSport reveals Harry Maguire is ready to stay at Manchester United.
Futballnews understands Erik Ten Hag was keen on parting ways with Harry Maguire this summer as the former Ajax boss prepares for a summer clear-out at Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag is reportedly eyeing Napoli’s Kim Min-jae to further boost the Red Devils’ defense ahead of next season hence Harry Maguire’s Manchester United fortunes may not improve next season.
Erik Ten Hag has maintained Harry Maguire has trained well with the Red Devils but faces competition from Raphael Varane.
He, however, added Maguire is still important for the club as captain but can still take a stand on his future at the club.
Harry Maguire has been linked to a move to Tottenham Hotspur with the London club reportedly interested in signing the England international amidst his dwindling fortunes at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, England national team manager Gareth Southgate said Maguire may lose his starting berth in the Three Lions squad if his Manchester United misfortune lingers.
Harry Maguire has been a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. He made England 2022 World Cup squad starting all games.
The former Leicester City defender rolled back his struggles at Old Trafford to put an impressive performance for the Three Liones and has made Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 qualifiers squad.
Maguire joined Manchester United in 2019 for £80million. Due to his age, Manchester United stands to lose £50million should they decide to sell Harry Maguire this summer. His transfer value is pecked at £30million.
A number of Manchester United players have fallen off Ten Hag’s pecking order this summer and may hit the exit door alongside Harry Maguire should the latter decide to leave in the summer.
Two Manchester United loanees, Eric Bailey and Dean Henderson, are leading the list of players set for a summer exit from Manchester United.
Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer who joined Manchester United on loan from Burnley and Bayern Munich respectively are also set to leave.
The club could also part ways with Anthony Martial who has been struggling with injury since the beginning of the season.
Alex Telles and Van de Beek are also out-of-favor stars who may also leave at the end of the summer.