You can leave if you doesn’t want to fight for place! Erik Ten Hag divulges Harry Maguire after world cup knockout
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag cautioned Harry Maguire he won’t walk around into the Red Demons’ back four.
The £85million focal defender put in a variety of exceptionally certain exhibitions during Gareth Southgate’s side’s raced to the World Cup quarter-finals. He began each match for the Three Lions, framing an exceptionally great guarded team with Manchester City expert John Stones.
Taking into account the huge analysis he was looking in the development to the competition, it would be extremely reasonable to say he figured out how to refute a ton of his cynics. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean Ten Hag will naturally concede him a spot close by Raphael Varane or Lisandro Martinez in the backline.
“Only when he doesn’t want to be in these circumstances any more,” Ten Hag said, when asked if there is a chance that Maguire could depart the club. “Until that moment, I am happy with him.”
While the former Leicester City defender has had to battle a hamstring injury this season, he has still only made four Premier League appearances out of a possible 14. Summer signing Martinez and French defender Varane appear to be Ten Hag’s preferred partnership in the back four. Nevertheless, Ten Hag insisted Maguire does have the quality to star at the highest level for United.
“I can only battle this after being asked many times if he is good enough,” Ten Hag added. “It is clear he is good enough to play at the highest level. Then it is up to him to show that confidence on the pitch and he didn’t show that in all the games. We want him to bring that back to Manchester with him so he can bring it on the pitch for United.
“When he is playing with his confidence like now he is a massively important player for us and that is what everyone expects. That’s what Harry expects from himself. He has that high standard, he wants to play at the highest level, he wants to lead the defensive line, so it is up to him.
“I’m sure he has the potential to play in our style and fit into our system. He had a period in Manchester where he performed badly and then, of course, there are difficulties but when he is confident in himself, he will put that on the pitch.
“When he is working hard you will get that confidence and you are seeing that with the way he was playing for England. I expect from him, the team knows what they expect from him. If he does that he will be a great player for us.”