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Harry Maguire explains exactly why he thinks there is so much drama surrounding his Manchester United career

Dylan Penketh

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Harry Maguire explains exactly why he thinks there is so much drama surrounding his Manchester United career

Harry Maguire has been demoted to the substitute bench for Manchester United amid Lisandro Martinez's brilliant start under Erik ten Hag.

The Manchester United captain has not started a Premier League match since the side's 4-0 defeat to Brentford, and is yet to win a match this season when he has not started.

However, Harry Maguire has reiterated the point that he feels fresh and ready to play, despite his limited minutes.

When asked about his current situation after England's defeat against Italy on Friday, Maguire told talkSPORT: “I am all good, ready to play, I feel fit and fresh.

“On my form, I don’t know what has been said, I don’t really read about it.

“I came off the back of three positive games with England in the summer, and a good pre-season, I felt really good."

Maguire does recognise that he has not been part of the Red Devils team that has won four Premier League fixtures in a row, however vows that he has been training hard to rise up to the occasion one the opportunity comes.


“Obviously, the manager [Erik ten Hag] decided to leave me out for a game, and the team have been winning since.

“I am working hard on the training pitch to make sure I am ready for when my opportunity comes. That is all what I can do to try and help the team."

There has been lots of talk about Maguire's status at Manchester United, with some questioning if he is fit to be captain of the club.

During pre-season, Harry Maguire was booed during a friendly against Crystal Palace in Melbourne.

Despite this, Maguire says he is not listening to what people are saying about him, and explains why he thinks there is so much drama surrounding his name.

“I am not concentrating on anybody else and what people are saying, I think if people can make a story about me, I am Manchester United captain, it is going to make big news.

“So, that is the reason they do it, they like the clicks, and things like that, but I went into the Euros after an eight-week injury, and did not play one game, and got into the team of the tournament.

Harry Maguire playing against Italy. (Alamy)
Harry Maguire playing against Italy. (Alamy)

“In terms of rustiness, and things like that, I am sure that won’t happen.”

Manchester United are due to play Manchester City at the end of the international break as Premier League fixture resume for the first time since early September.

United have 15 players currently on international duty, with three players in the England squad and a further four with Brazil.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Harry Maguire, Manchester United, England

Dylan Penketh
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