Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has expressed his determination to continue giving his best for the club, despite having slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford under manager Erik ten Hag.
The 30-year-old English defender has found himself out of the starting lineup for much of the season, as ten Hag has opted for a central defensive partnership between Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane. However, Maguire remains committed to working hard in training and taking every opportunity he gets to play for the Red Devils.
Discussing his situation after playing the full 90 minutes in United’s recent 2-0 victory over Everton, Maguire insisted he had done himself “justice” with his performances this season. The captain acknowledged his desire to play every game, but also expressed respect for the manager’s decisions and the high level of competition among center-backs at the club.
Maguire is still focused on helping United achieve success in the FA Cup and Europa League, and predicts he will have “numerous starts” before the end of the 2022/23 campaign. The determined defender shared his dedication to training hard, ensuring he is prepared for any opportunity that comes his way.
United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has praised Maguire’s performance against Everton, labeling him a “dominating” force on the pitch. Ten Hag’s comments indicate the captain’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, offering hope for a more significant role in the team as the season progresses.
Despite his uncertain future at Old Trafford, Maguire has been linked with a potential return to his former club, Leicester City. However, the Englishman’s recent performances and ten Hag’s praise may suggest that he still has a role to play at Manchester United.
Regarding the team’s unbeaten run with Maguire in the lineup, the defender remains cautiously optimistic, not wanting to jinx the record. He emphasized the importance of the team’s collective efforts and the need to maintain strong form to achieve success.
As Manchester United’s captain, Maguire is determined to lead by example, both on and off the pitch. His commitment to training, willingness to respect the manager’s decisions, and drive to improve his performances all demonstrate his dedication to the club and its ambitions for the remainder of the season.