Is losing the captaincy a good thing…”I can focus more on my role”
What will Manchester United’s Harry Maguire (30) do next season?
“Manager Eric ten Hagh believes that Maguire will benefit from losing the captaincy,” the Daily Mail reported on April 22, saying, “He can now focus more on his role.”
“United have decided to hand over the captain’s armband to Bruno Fernandes. Maguire’s position has become even more uncertain after falling down the pecking order at center back last season.”
“United will listen to offers for Maguire this summer but will not actively seek to sell him.”
Commenting on the decision not to give Maguire the captaincy, Van Gaal said, “Everyone can understand that it is disappointing for the player, but it can be very good for the team and for Maguire.”
On whether Harry Maguire will get game time next season.
“He is an important player. We need at least four center backs in the squad. “We need at least four center backs in the squad. If you look at the number of games we played last season, I’m very happy he’s there.
He added: “We need more than 11 players. He has potential. It’s up to Maguire to earn his place. Now he can focus more on his role.”키톤벳
Maguire is a center back who was signed by United four years ago for a fee of £80 million. As a first-choice center back for the England national team, he was tasked with being United’s defensive ace.
However, he fell far short of expectations. He made frequent mistakes that led to goals and suffered many nagging injuries. He also lost his place in the starting lineup after the arrival of Eric ten Hagh.
Last season, Maguire started a total of 31 games. He started just eight of the 16 Premier League games. It’s safe to say he had little impact on the team. He didn’t get a chance, losing out to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
With the captain’s armband gone and his place on the bench, Maguire’s position is dwindling. This is why his transfer has become more likely. “Along with Chelsea, West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham have been linked with a move for Maguire,” according to British outlet The Sun, “and it is possible his departure could become a reality before the transfer window closes.”