Harry Maguire has warned that he will leave the team if he is not guaranteed playing time. He also expressed confidence in his value.
Maguire was once a highly sought-after defender. Playing for Manchester United since 2019 after a stint at Leicester City, Maguire was a hot commodity at the time as he became the highest transfer fee ever for a defender at £80 million. His early performances weren’t bad, and he was even named captain of the team.
However, after the 2021-22 season, Maguire didn’t really hit his stride. His position became increasingly unstable after the arrival of coach Eric ten Haag. After playing over 30 games each season, he only managed 16 last season.
He was even stripped of his captaincy before the start of the season. After the start of the season, Maguire’s playing time became scarce as he began to be relegated to the bench. Maguire has only played in four games this season, including all competitions.
Recently, he has shown signs of life. With the likes of Lissandro Martinez sidelined by injury, Maguire’s opportunity has come. Maguire started in the eighth round of the Premier League (PL) against Brentford last time out, and he showed what he’s capable of. He even assisted McTominay’s late winner in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time.
Despite facing criticism for a long time, he has remained a regular in the national team. England manager Gareth Southgate has continued to put his faith in Maguire. He has played in every game since the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Maguire has also earned a spot in the England squad for the A-Match. The Three Lions will face Australia in a friendly on July 14. They then face Italy on the 18th for the eighth round of Euro 2024 qualifying.
In response to his diminished position, Maguire said he would not stand still. “I’m not going to sit here and play once a month for the rest of my life,” he said. If this continues, I will talk to the club. It’s not my decision whether I can play the next game for United or not,” he said.
“When I’ve been playing, the odds of winning have been incredibly high. When I look back at the last 15-20 games I’ve started for club and country, I’m very 안전놀이터 happy with my performances. Now I’m focusing on the national team’s A matches and fighting to regain my place at Man United and help the team climb up the table.”
Maguire’s “winning percentage” is consistent with his claims. “Since the end of the World Cup, Maguire has had an 88.9 percent win rate when starting for club and country (16 wins, one draw and one loss in 18 games),” the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. His only defeat in the starting lineup this year was a 3-0 quarterfinal second leg loss to Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League (UEL).”