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‘It’s a Serious Possibility’: Fabrizio Romano Issues Manchester United Centre-Back Update Fans Will Love

Harry Maguire

According to Fabrizio Romano on The United Stand’s Youtube channel, Harry Maguire could leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The centre-back and United captain has had a difficult time of it this season under Erik ten Hag, losing out on his starting place to new signing Lisandro Martinez.

‘It’s a Serious Possibility’: Harry Maguire Could Leave Manchester United in the Summer

Maguire Considering His Future at the Club

Harry Maguire could be leaving Manchester United in the summer. The 29-year-old is set to stay with the Red Devils during the January window, but he will look to hold discussions with Erik ten Hag.

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Out of favour, Maguire has only played six matches in the Premier League this season, and while he has proven solid whenever given the opportunity, he has not done enough to upstage either Martinez or Raphael Varane in the heart of United’s defence.

Harry Maguire Has Seen His Centre-Back Position Come Under Threat

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Luke Shaw has impressed in central defence recently, playing next to Raphael Varane in the last two matches against relegation contenders Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest. United have kept a clean sheet on both occasions. This plunges Maguire’s position into further uncertainty, with manager Erik ten Hag having been full of praise for the left-back-turned-centre-back.

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With the emergence of Shaw as another option in the centre of the defence for Ten Hag, Maguire’s position in the pecking order may just have taken another step down. It is true that he and his compatriot offer two completely different skillsets at centre-back – Maguire being a powerful aerial presence and a progressive passer while Shaw provides more pace and agility – but this newfound competition for Maguire will likely further limit his playing time at Old Trafford. Now an £80 million depth option, he will be considering his options in the summer.


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