Suara.com – Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has allowed Harry Maguire to make a decision regarding his future at the club. Will he leave or stay at Old Trafford?
The 30-year-old England defender has made just 16 Premier League appearances for United this season.
Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane have been Erik ten Hag’s centre-back pairing of choice in his first season in charge of Man United.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP)
Ten Hag acknowledged that the situation experienced by Harry Maguire was clearly unpleasant for the player. Therefore, he allowed the former Leicester City to determine his future.
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“No one is happy about this situation,” Ten Hag told The Times quoted by the BBC, Tuesday (30/5/2023).
“He (Harry Maguire) also definitely doesn’t like it. He always trains at the best level, so with 100% effort.”
“So he handled the situation well and he is like that and as captain he is important for the squad.”
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire reacts after scoring an own goal during the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on April 13, 2023. Darren Staples/AFP
Maguire has made several fatal errors this season with the last coming in the 3-0 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League last month.
“He has stiff competition at centre-back with the fantastic Raphael Varane,” said Ten Hag.
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“Let’s say I’m glad he’s here and when we need him he does his job. But it’s also a decision he has to make (regarding his future at Old Trafford–Ed).”