10th December 2023

Erik ten Hag is working to revamp his Manchester United squad this summer time as he prepares for a second season within the Premier League.

Ten Hag steered United to the Carabao Cup title in the beginning of 2023, ending a six-year anticipate a trophy, with the Pink Devils additionally securing a Champions League qualification spot within the marketing campaign run-in.

Nevertheless, modifications are incoming at Previous Trafford, with England star Mason Mount already arriving from Chelsea, and long-serving goalkeeper David de Gea leaving after 12 years on the membership.

The following huge identify to observe De Gea out of the membership may very well be Harry Maguire with Ten Hag set for key talks with the defender over his long-term future in Manchester.

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Harry Maguire switch newest: Defender loses captaincy

On July 16, Harry Maguire confirmed he had been stripped of the membership captaincy after a gathering with supervisor Erik ten Hag.

“After discussions with the supervisor at present he has knowledgeable me he’s altering captain,” Maguire stated in a submit on social media. “He outlined his causes to me and while I am personally extraordinarily disenchanted, I’ll proceed to present my all each time I put on the shirt.”

Ten Hag has persistently backed Maguire, regardless of lowering the participant to successfully fourth-choice centre-back over the course of final season amid obvious issues over his taking part in type.

Nevertheless, because the squad return to preseason coaching, Ten Hag shall be searching for readability over Maguire’s future earlier than the squad journey to the USA this month.

It’s anticipated United will hearken to gives for Maguire, however they’ve little need to power the participant to depart and won’t settle for any cut-price strategy within the switch market. As per studies from native outlet the Manchester Night Information, United’s early asking value of £50 million/$63.eight million has delay Premier League sides with an curiosity in Maguire, and their valuation is anticipated to drop to round £30m/$38.2m.

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Maguire began simply eight Premier League video games in 2022/23, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane established as Ten Hag’s most well-liked defensive pairing, with Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw most well-liked as cowl in these central defensive positions.

Ten Hag desires a right-foot/left-foot steadiness in his centre-back duo. Regardless of his robust aerial capacity, Maguire’s relative inefficiency with the ball in contrast with United’s different central defenders, plus an absence of tempo, has counted in opposition to him.

Gareth Southgate has hinted Maguire’s Euro 2024 place may very well be beneath risk if he continues to play a peripheral position at United, which might persuade the participant that he can be higher served leaving.

Who’s new Man United captain?

Maguire was named as membership captain by former United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020, following Ashley Younger’s mid-season transfer to Inter Milan.

The 30-year-old has stored the armband since, with Ten Hag content material to maintain Maguire as skipper following his arrival on the membership final summer time.

Nevertheless, based mostly on Maguire’s decreased position in Ten Hag’s first marketing campaign, Bruno Fernandes grew to become United’s de-facto matchday captain, though the defender remained the official membership captain.

Bruno Fernandes

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Primarily based on 2022/23’s information, Maguire captained the staff 16 occasions, with Fernandes carrying the armband in 44 video games, alongside one recreation every for the departed Cristiano Ronaldo and Wout Weghorst.

Fernandes is anticipated to be made everlasting United skipper, though United haven’t but communicated something to that impact.

Harry Maguire Man United contract, switch payment

United secured a deal to convey Maguire to Previous Trafford forward of the 2019/20 season, after failing to safe him the earlier summer time, on the again of a powerful exhibiting for England on the 2018 World Cup.

Leicester Metropolis finally accepted an improved provide of £80m/$102m for Maguire, making him the costliest defender of all time, surpassing Virgil van Dijk’s £75m/$95m transfer to Liverpool in 2018.

Maguire signed a six-year contract, bringing him as much as the tip of the 2024/25 season, with United unlikely to activate their clause to increase his deal by an additional 12 months.

Maguire, like many United gamers, is claimed to have acquired a pay rise following qualification for this season’s Champions League. It’s these excessive wages which might be proving an issue in terms of offloading the participant to a different membership.

Harry Maguire Man United profession, trophies

Heading into the 2023/24 season, Maguire has made 118 Premier League appearances throughout 4 campaigns at United, with 175 throughout all competitions.

Final season’s Carabao Cup title win is his solely trophy success on the membership after shedding out to Villarreal within the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League closing and final season’s FA Cup closing to Manchester Metropolis.

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