Manager Erik ten Hag said that defender Harry Maguire should leave Manchester United if he doesn’t feel strong enough to fight for his spot. There are rumors that Maguire is about to sign with West Ham United.
Ten Hag took the title away from Maguire last month because the 30-year-old only played in eight Premier League games last year. In the middle of the defense, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Victor Lindelof were chosen.
British media said that West Ham had agreed to pay £30 million ($38.01 million) for Maguire, who became the most expensive defender in the world when Manchester United bought him from Leicester City for £80 million in 2019.
Ten Hag told reporters, “He has to fight for his spot, and he has the skills to be a top-class center back.” “He is the best for England, so I think he will be the best for us, but he has to show it.
“He has to leave when he doesn’t feel strong enough to go in and fight. He needs to decide what to do. But I’m glad he’s there… You need good players who might not be playing right now, but that could change.
United’s Premier League season starts on Monday night when they play Wolverhampton Wanderers at home.