Harry Maguire was close to leaving Manchester United this summer. His next destination was supposed to be London, more precisely West Ham. However, things became complicated and Maguire remained part of the Red Devils. The great defender confirmed at the press conference before the match against Australia and Italy that he does not plan to remain part of the team unless he gets more chances in the future.
‘I am not going to sit here all my life and play once a month. If it carries on I am sure myself and the club will sit down and have a chat about things,’ Maguire said, as quoted by METRO! Maguire acknowledges that the coach is responsible for making decisions, and he understands that he has limited control in this matter.
His approach is to focus on training and await his opportunity patiently.
‘It’s not my decision whether I start the next game for United or not. In a couple of weeks, I’ll go back and find out. I have belief in my ability and it’s been tough.
I want to play games and feel important to the club. At the moment, I haven’t been playing anywhere near as much as I would like. That is the bottom line.’
Harry Maguire: My record under this manager speaks for itself
Harry emphasized that the results in the matches in which he plays speak volumes about his qualities.
It must be admitted that Maguire was quite good in the last matches of Manchester United. However, will it be enough to earn the trust of Erik ten Hag? It remains to be seen. ‘I just have to make sure I am ready to take opportunities when they come along.
My record under this manager speaks for itself. My win percentage when I’ve played is ridiculously high. If you look back on my last 15 to 20 starts for club and country, I’m really happy with my performances. At the moment I am focused on two big games for England and then on fighting to try and win my place back at Manchester United and help the team climb the league.’