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Erik ten Hag heaps reward on ‘dominant’ Harry Maguire

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Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has revealed that he has been impressed by the event of membership captain Harry Maguire this season.

After a dreadful 2021/22 season, the England defender grew to become a fairly unpopular determine at Previous Trafford, constantly making errors and typically dismissing legitimate criticisms of his personal sport.

His function has been considerably decreased below Ten Hag, who has favoured Raphael Varane and summer time signing Lisandro Martinez at centre-back as an alternative.

Although Maguire has been largely restricted to a bench function – he has made simply 5 Premier League begins all season lengthy – Ten Hag has admitted that the 30-year-old’s progress has been pleasing since his arrival.


“I’m actually pleased with the progress Harry is making in the intervening time,” Ten Hag stated.

“He’s extra dominant and dictating, taking extra initiative on the coaching pitch and we noticed in Seville in opposition to Betis [on Thursday] the place he confirmed management, particularly in these elements of initiative and dictation of the sport.”

Maguire gained his first piece of silverware at United after they took residence the Carabao Cup on the finish of February. Although Bruno Fernandes captained the Pink Devils on the day, Maguire got here on as a late substitute and so they lifted the trophy collectively.

He additionally stays a favorite with the England nationwide aspect, returning to type throughout their 2022 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign. Maguire was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming March internationals.


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