Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire has opened up on why he did not leave the club this summer.

Maguire was heavily tipped to move on after he was stripped of the captaincy by manager, Erik Ten Hag.

He has played only 23 minutes so far this season and had offers to leave Old Trafford.

However, no deal was reached and Maguire remained with United, despite slipping down the pecking order.

“We just didn’t come to an agreement and they were happy for me to stay and I was happy to fight for my place.

“I want to do that and every time I train or play I will give everything. I know, at the moment, when I have not started a game in the first four games of the season, the story comes to me,” Maguire, whose contract runs until 2025, said.

Meanwhile, England coach Gareth Southgate has condemned the ridiculous criticism and boos aimed at Harry Maguire in the 3-1 friendly win over Ukraine on Tuesday, September 12 at Hampden Park.


Maguire came on as a substitute for Marc Guehi in the 46th minute and he scored an own goal in the 67th minute.

Maguire was booed and jeered by Scotland fans before he scored his own goal and also after the goal.

Speaking Sky Sports Southgate condemned the constant and incessant boos and jeers that Maguire has been subjected to.

“It’s a joke,” Southgate said

“I’ve never known a player treated like he is, not by the Scottish fans, by our own commentators, the pundits, whatever it is.

“He is beyond anything I’ve ever seen. He’s been an absolute stalwart for us in the second-most successful England team for decades. He’s been a key part of that.

“Every time he goes on the field, the resilience he shows is absolutely incredible. He’s a top player. We’re all with him, our fans were brilliant with him tonight.”


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