Rio Ferdinand has stated that he would be ‘absolutely gobsmacked’ if Harry Maguire chooses to stay at Manchester United.
Maguire has been going through a tough period at Old Trafford, with fans viewing him as a lost cause. Not only has he been consistently making mistakes but he has now been permanently sidelined in place of Raphael Varane.
To make matters worse, Erik ten Hag has chosen to play Luke Shaw in his position instead of him. It is clear to see that he is not in the new manager’s plans moving forward.
Former Manchester United defender, Ferdinand has stated that Maguire should be looking for a new club.
“If I came back from a tournament and done well, hit a bit of form and confidence again, come back to my club where I’m captain, and the manager has said to me ‘Patrice Evra is playing centre-half – our only other first-choice centre-half isn’t fit but now we’re playing Patrice there,’ and I’m sitting here fit, I’d have to be asking questions and saying ‘this ain’t happening, you obviously don’t fancy me, I need to look for a new club, thank you’. Ferdinand said in an interview with iNews.
“That isn’t me saying Harry is this or that. That’s just looking at the situation cold and saying that’s the way it has to play out. If Harry Maguire and his agent aren’t looking for a new club I’d be absolutely gobsmacked. I don’t see Harry Maguire at this stage of his career saying ‘I’m happy to be a squad player’. I can’t see Harry Maguire who starts for England and is Man United captain saying he’s happy to be sitting on the bench. I wouldn’t be able to understand that.”
Do you agree with Ferdinand, should Maguire fight for his place or leave now?