I Believe In Maguire – Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United Manager Erik Ten Hag has disclosed that he’ll back Harry Maguire, who is currently facing heavy criticism from fans.

He gave the assurance while answering journalists’ questions ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday.

“I back him because I believe in him,” said Ten Hag.

“It’s about him. I’m sure he can do it. He’ll turn this around. I am really convinced of that.”

Ten Hag has chosen the pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane for the central defensive duties, with playmaker Bruno Fernandes wearing the captain’s armband ahead of Maguire in recent weeks.

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Maguire has made only three Premier League appearances this season.

“Even after he wasn’t in the team, he trained really well,” said Ten Hag of the 29-year-old.

“But more important, the quality was there. You see his career, almost 50 caps for England. He’s performed really well for Leicester and Manchester United. What you see is he has a high potential.”

Maguire will be out of Sunday’s meeting with cross-town rivals Manchester City at Etihad Stadium through injury.