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Harry Maguire has defended his Man Utd record with 'ridiculously high' claim

Harry Maguire has defended his Man Utd record with 'ridiculously high' claim

Harry Maguire made reference to his win percentage at Manchester United when asked about his lack of starts.

Harry Maguire hailed his own Manchester United record when he was asked about his lack of starts for his club.

Maguire was strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.

West Ham United failed in their pursuit of the 30-year-old, who remained at Man United amid intense transfer speculation.

Despite his lack of game-time with the Red Devils, he started in England's Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine and made an appearance against Scotland as fans made their feelings clear about the defender.

Maguire could feature for England when they take on Australia in a friendly and Italy in a Euro 2024 qualifier.

Asked about his lack of starts at Man United, he referenced his 'ridiculously high' win percentage, saying: "It's not my decision to whether I start the next game or not. I'm unsure on that.

"I'm sure in a couple of weeks I'll go back and find out. If you look back on my last 15-20 starts for club and country, I would be happy to sit here and say I'm really happy with my performances.

"My record under this manager speaks for itself. I haven't started as many games as I like [for United], but my win percentage when I've played is ridiculously high. Of course there are times when I could do more and times when I could improve and help the team.

"But I'm just wanting to help the team, I'm wanting to help the team get out of this position we're in at the moment. Hopefully we can do that in the coming weeks."

Harry Maguire in action against Brentford. Image: Getty
Harry Maguire in action against Brentford. Image: Getty

Maguire was also asked whether he would reconsider his future if he continues to play a bit-part role at Man United.

"I am not going to sit here all my life and play once a month and if it carries on I am sure myself and the club will sit down and have a chat about things," he added.

"But honestly at the moment I am focused on two games for England, two big games, and then I am fully focused on fighting to try and win back my place at Manchester United and trying to help the team climb up the league to where we should be.

"I have belief in my ability and what I have done in my career and as every player should, every player who is on the bench should believe they should be starting otherwise they wouldn't be playing at a high level.

"I am no different. It has been tough, I want to play games, I want to feel important to the club and to the rest of the team. At the moment I haven't been playing anywhere near as much as I would like.

"That is the bottom line of it and I just have to make sure I am ready to take the opportunities when they come along."

Maguire started his first league game of the season against Brentford and provided an assist for Scott McTominay's winner.

He could keep his place in the side when Man United resume their league campaign against Sheffield United following the international break.

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Topics: Harry Maguire, England, Football, Manchester United