Rio Ferdinand advised Harry Maguire to leave Manchester United.
The British ‘Express’ said on the 10th (Korean time), “Ferdinand urged Maguire to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window for himself. There is a bar,” he reported.
Maguire joined Manchester United in the summer of 2019. He attracted a lot of attention by recording the highest transfer fee ever for a defender at the time, 80 million pounds (approximately 121.4 billion won). He was also given the captaincy armband six months after his transfer under the strong trust of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. At first, he solidified his position as a starter, but as time passed, his disappointing performance continued.
It was the same this season. Manager Ten Haag, who took the helm of Manchester United, appointed Maguire as a starter in the opening two games of the English Premier League (EPL). However, all were defeated, and Maguire was also criticized. As a result, manager Ten Hag started operating the main center-back combination of Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
Coincidentally, Manchester United started to rise after that. Maguire was pushed to the bench resource. In a situation where his position was narrowed, he participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as a member of the England national football team. There were question marks over the selection of Maguire, who was sluggish, but Maguire showed stable performance on the final stage.
Manager Ten Hagh also looked at Maguire’s performance with pleasure. He told the BBC: “I have been asked many times (about Maguire). He is good enough to play at the highest level. Maguire almost always plays well for England. I want you to do that,” he said. 안전놀이터
But the reality was different. After the World Cup break, coach Ten Haag, who had two consecutive league matches against Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton, appointed Luke Shaw as a center back along with Baran. Although Shaw was originally a left-back full-back, he replaced Maguire as a central defender. Maguire only played as a substitute in both matches. It is known that he was not in good condition due to the disease.
However, Man United’s senior and legendary center back Ferdinand, who saw this, insisted that Maguire leave. He opened his mouth on his YouTube channel, saying, “The fact that Shaw played as a center back instead of Maguire is the same as Patrice Evra replacing me as a central defender.”
Ferdinand continued, “If that was the case, I would have wanted to strangle Evra. I would have smashed him so he couldn’t play. I think I would have gone to the manager and complained. I went straight to the manager’s office and said, ‘You didn’t respect me.’ would have said.”