Harry Maguire will discuss his position as captain of Manchester United with new boss Erik ten Hag.

Harry Maguire ‘will discuss his position as Manchester United captain with new boss Erik ten Hag’ after his leadership came under heavy scrutiny during a dismal 2021-22 season

  • Harry Maguire threatens to lose the Manchester United captaincy
  • New manager Erik ten Hag will talk to the English man next month
  • Maguire has been subject to massive criticism for his poor performance
  • Players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are waiting for a decision

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire talks with new manager Erik ten Hag about the future of his role as captain of the club.

Maguire has struggled for his form since his £80million move from Leicester in 2019, drawing criticism from fans from both the club and the country.

The England defender was booed by his own supporters when the Three Lions faced Ivory Coast at Wembley in March, and according to The Mirror, the Dutchman ten Hag will speak with Maguire ahead of the new era at Old Trafford.

Harry Maguire has struggled to form at Manchester United but remains the club captain

New United manager Erik ten Hag will talk to Maguire about his position as captain

New United manager Erik ten Hag will talk to Maguire about his position as captain

Maguire’s form was subpar last season and he was often blamed when United finished with their lowest ever Premier League points total.

The Red Devils finished sixth, missing out on Champions League football by 13 points, leading to the appointment of ten Hag in a bid to turn their fortunes around again.

Regular phone calls questioning Maguire’s place in the team and captaincy have cropped up on Manchester’s red side, and now the new man in charge is set to settle once and for all with the role of the former Leicester man.

United finished sixth in the Premier League last season with their worst points total ever

United finished sixth in the Premier League last season with their worst points total ever

Magurie has yet to meet Ten Hag in person and is currently on international duty with England, playing 90 minutes on Saturday as his side tied 0-0 with Italy in a replay of the Euro 2020 final.

Ten Hag will assemble his team on June 27 for the start of pre-season, but with an extra break from an international player, Maguire will meet with his new boss in July to discuss the role he’s reportedly desperate to keep. . †

He has been United’s captain since January 2020, just five months after becoming the most expensive defender of all time by signing for the Leicester club.

Although the 29-year-old’s position is questionable, Ten Hag was complimentary about the defender during his introductory press conference: “I have to repeat, next season is a different season. I think he did a great job, he’s a great player.

‘He has already achieved a lot. A very good contribution to Manchester United, so I look forward to working with him.”

United suffered several embarrassing moments, including heavy defeats to rivals Liverpool

United suffered several embarrassing moments, including heavy defeats to rivals Liverpool

ten Hag is the latest man you can trust to turn United's bad fate around

ten Hag is the latest man you can trust to turn United’s bad fate around

Maguire made 37 appearances in all competitions for United last season, with injuries resulting in a stagnant campaign for the defender.

Losing the captaincy could revive his United career, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and David De Gea waiting in the wings to take over the role.

In his own form, Maguire said: “I’ve played some bad games this season, but I wouldn’t play every game for Manchester United in the starting XI if I had played every game badly.

“There’s a reason why both managers put me in the starting 11 every game.

“It’s what I bring to the team, what I bring to the starting line 11, but I also understand that I am the captain of this club, I cost a lot of money and if it doesn’t go well and we are if I concede too many goals , I get criticized.’

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