Maguire frustrated over lack of United minutes

6 months ago 182

10:30 PM GMT

  • Rob DawsonCorrespondent

Harry Maguire says helium has the backing of Manchester United manager Erik 10 Hag, but admits helium "wants to play games."

Maguire has made conscionable 9 starts this play and was lone introduced for the last 2 minutes of Sunday's 2-0 Carabao Cup last win implicit Newcastle.

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Ten Hag has preferred Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez astatine centre-back and Maguire said their bully signifier has made it hard to gain a spot successful the team.

"I'm a footballer who wants to play games and I privation to pb the boys retired of the passageway astatine the commencement of the game, but besides I recognize this is portion and parcel of shot erstwhile you play astatine the apical level and you person got immense contention for places," Maguire said.

"The lads who are playing and starting, Rapha [Varane] is playing truly good and we person seen his ideas, the manager, what helium wants, and helium does similar a left-footed centre-back playing, truthful it's precocious contention for places."

Ten Hag retained Maguire arsenic nine skipper erstwhile helium took implicit arsenic manager successful the summer, but the England defender hasn't started consecutive games since August.

Sources person told ESPN that Maguire turned down the accidental to articulation West Ham United successful January, but determination is apt to beryllium much involvement successful the summertime if his prospects bash not improve.

"I deliberation helium [Ten Hag] has been asked galore times astir my relation successful interviews and helium tells maine honestly, helium believes successful me, but this is football," Maguire said. "This is Manchester United. We privation to triumph trophies, and large trophies and to bash that you request contention for places.

"The manager speaks to maine regular and helium truly respects maine and believes that I americium a apical centre-half with each the attributes to play successful his team, but besides helium understands that the players who are playing -- and I recognize that the players who are playing -- are playing precise well."

After coming connected arsenic a precocious substitute astatine Wembley, Maguire lifted the Carabao Cup alongside Bruno Fernandes. It's Maguire's archetypal trophy since arriving astatine Old Trafford from Leicester City successful 2019, but helium could extremity the play with much successful the FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League.

"The temper is truly good," Maguire said. "The lads get connected truly well, and are a truly choky bunch, bully tone everyone contributing. The lads who aren't playing, myself included, are moving hard and pushing those who are playing to execute good and they are. That is what a large nine is about. What is being built present is wherefore we are successful each 4 competitions.

"I deliberation winning games breeds assurance and a bully ambiance among the fans and the nine we are each pulling successful the aforesaid direction, we each privation the aforesaid thing, we person got a bully squad, bully contention for places and the manager's made a large interaction connected the benignant of play and successful the demands helium brings, it seems to beryllium going successful a bully place."

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