Rio Ferdinand suggests Harry Maguire's tenure could be over after Luke Shaw decision

Manchester United kept their 13th clean sheet in the Premier League as they cemented their place in the Champions League at Everton at the weekend.

Club captain Harry Maguire made his sixth start in the league and coach Erik ten Haag made a remarkable move by opting to rest. Raphael Varane for the game against the Toffees.

The Dutch boss praised Libya’s proactive performance on Saturday and noted how much they have improved this season.

Maguire struggled for minutes under ETH

But Ten Haag clearly does not see the Englishman as a guaranteed starter. Maguire has managed just 13 appearances in all competitions this campaign, compared to 35 last time out.

For the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final against Sevilla, the coach should return to his chosen partnership of World Cup winners Varane and Lisandro Martinez.

The England international is currently fourth-choice in effectiveness and says he is focused on the lack of minutes and winning the remaining two cup competitions this season.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club with several clubs interested in signing him.

recently, A man of the people His former club Leicester City have thrown their hat into the ring to bring back their former star.

Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate is one of their staunchest supporters but even he admits Maguire needs to play more to stay in contention for future international calls.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has indicated that the United boss will now hold fresh talks with Ten Hag to understand exactly where they fit in the manager’s plans going forward.

He will make a call on whether or not to stay at Old Trafford based on those discussions.

Maguire to meet ETH before deciding on the future

Romano wrote in his CaughtOffside column: “Ten Hag has recently praised Harry Maguire in public and that’s because the Dutchman admires the English defender, especially as a top professional.

“Maguire didn’t cause any problems – that’s why he wasn’t on the market in January. In the summer, a lot depends on what the player wants.

“At the moment Maguire is fully focused on the final part of the season and wants to win more trophies with Man United. At the end of the season, he talks to Ten Hag to decide his future.

While Maguire remains a model professional, United would do well to try the €87m they paid for him in 2019 and look for an agile youngster and an efficient centre-back next season.

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