Harry Maguire is having a difficult season at Man United. The captain of MU did not play much and only played a backup role for the Varane – Martinez pair.
But after a positive performance against Real Betis, Maguire has made extremely confident statements about his role at Man United today. This is the match where Maguire and MU’s defense kept a clean sheet and won 1-0 at home to go on to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
When asked about his lack of playing time, Maguire replied: ‘Listen, I still work hard on the training ground and that’s all I can do. It hasn’t been too long since the last time I played. It was only a few weeks ago. I have started five or six games since the World Cup.
I have an important role on and off the pitch at this club. Every day that goes by, I try to help this club succeed, whether I play or not. That’s what I’m focusing on right now.”
Maguire has become a mainstay of Man United since arriving in 2019. He was kept the captaincy quite quickly. However, Maguire is no longer playing regularly under Ten Hag. Man United have also significantly improved their defensive record during this time.
Although he rarely played at MU, Maguire was still able to play with the England team in the 2022 World Cup. The player born in 1993 still received absolute trust from coach Southgate and performed very positively every time he played.
Man United are still fighting in 3 arenas this season. The number of matches is still a lot and there is no shortage of opportunities for Maguire to play and express himself, like the recent victory at Real Betis.