Manchester United: Harry Maguire can be ‘great player for us’, says manager Erik ten Hag
According to Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, Harry Maguire has the potential to develop into a “great player” for the club if he can replicate his form for England.
The 29-year-old defender has only started one Premier League game since Raphael Varane replaced him following United’s 4-0 loss at Brentford in August.
However, he began every match of England’s World Cup journey.
“Numerous people have questioned me.” “He possesses the skills necessary to compete at the highest level,” commented Ten Hag.
“For England, he nearly always has strong performances. In Manchester, he went through a slump in performance. Then, there are challenges, of course.
But when he puts in a lot of effort, he develops that confidence. You can tell by the way he is playing for England.
“We want him to produce his best performance for Manchester United.” The squad is aware of their expectations for him, just as I am. If he does, he will be a fantastic player for us.
During the beginning of his first season at Old Trafford, Ten Hag’s center-back partnership of choice was Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
They will remain at the World Cup until the weekend after next because both of their nations advanced to the semifinals.
Therefore, Maguire might start for United against Nottingham Forest at home on December 27. According to Ten Hag, the £80 million acquisition will have the opportunity to reclaim his position as the starting centre back at Old Trafford.
The United manager claimed that he had two or three excellent defenders in the right center-back position.
“I had to adjust my mindset after Brentford.” He was unlucky since the situation didn’t work out for him, but it says nothing about his character. Rapha entered the scene and is performing well.
“Top-level football has its own rules.” You must take the chance.
“All he needs to do is train hard and compete well.” He has games and a beat. He will get his chance.”