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Man United name asking price for Harry Maguire after stripping him of captaincy

Man United name asking price for Harry Maguire after stripping him of captaincy

Harry Maguire has been stripped of the Manchester United captaincy ahead of the new season.

Manchester United's asking price for Harry Maguire has been revealed after the England defender was stripped of the captaincy.

Maguire found himself struggling for gametime in Erik ten Hag's first season at the helm, with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and even Luke Shaw preferred to him in central defence.

He made just eight Premier League starts and did not start either of the cup finals United contested.

Bruno Fernandes wore the armband for large spells of last season and looks set to be named permanent captain for the upcoming campaign after Maguire revealed Ten Hag told him he is no longer the skipper.

The former Leicester City man said he was told of the decision in a meeting and despite being "extremely disappointed", expressed his pride and gave well wishes to whoever the next captain will be.

Harry Maguire in action against Fulham. Image: Alamy
Harry Maguire in action against Fulham. Image: Alamy

A new report from the Daily Mail claims that Maguire wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, while he is also still seen as an important figure in the squad.

United will not force him out of the club as he remains happy but would listen to offers of around £40 million for him.

Newcastle United and Spurs have both been heavily linked, but West Ham are also in the race and have greater finances available after selling their captain Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105 million.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Still, Maguire would likely have to take a substantial salary slash as he currently earns £200,000-a-week. If United do offload him, they would save roughly £20 million as Maguire has two years on his United deal.

In order to keep fit and sharp, the 30-year-old trained three times a day at a private camp in Portugal, being put through his paces by Ricardo Carvalho ahead of linking up with his United colleagues for pre-season.

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Topics: Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Premier League, Newcastle United, West Ham United