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Man United: The best Maguire substitute?

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire can seemingly do little proper at current, with the 29-year-old having replicated his depressing early season membership type for his nation, after producing a catastrophe class for England on Monday night time.

Whereas the previous Leicester Metropolis man is doubtlessly a simple goal for criticism on account of his standing as Crimson Devils skipper – because the participant himself recommended – in addition to his £80m price ticket, he has seemingly not helped himself following a string of dismal shows, having stolen the headlines within the Three Lions’ 3-3 draw with Germany.

The £190k-per-week centre-back notably gave away a penalty at hand the benefit to the guests at Wembley, earlier than once more costing his facet as he misplaced possession within the build-up to Kai Havertz’s gorgeous strike, with solely a late comeback from the hosts considerably sparing his blushes.

As journalist Jacob Schneider recommended, the 6 foot 2 dud is now a “legal responsibility for each membership and nation”, having been absent from the beginning XI for the Previous Trafford outfit within the Premier League because the shambolic loss away at Brentford simply over a month in the past.

As pundit Jamie Carragher recommended, it might be ‘too late’ for the £27m-rated man to avoid wasting his United profession such has been his struggles over the previous yr or so, notably maintaining simply six clear sheets in 30 league appearances final time period.

Whereas Maguire’s time on the Theatre of Desires may effectively be coming to an finish, supervisor Erik ten Hag might help to kickstart the profession of one other by turning to teenage star, Louis Jackson, with the 16-year-old having caught the attention within the youth set-up of late.

The promising defender had notably come to wider consideration after incomes a late call-up forward of the FA Youth Cup remaining again in Might, securing a spot within the beginning XI after Tyler Fredricson had been struck down by sickness.

Does Maguire have a future at Previous Trafford?




As per The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, the highly-rated gem – who made his debut for the membership’s U23 facet on the age of simply 15 – was at college when he was knowledgeable he could be participating within the sport, even arriving on the pre-match meal in his uniform.

The Scotland youth worldwide would support his facet in clinching glory over Nottingham Forest in that showpiece, having seemingly not been fazed by the event in entrance of what was a document crowd at Previous Trafford.

Such high quality has seen the centre-back additionally recognised by incomes an inclusion within the Guardian’s Subsequent Gen listing, alongside the 20 greatest younger skills at every of the Premier League golf equipment.

Whereas younger Jackson is but to make a senior look for the Crimson Devils, it’s encouraging for Ten Hag to know that he does have such an thrilling asset rising within the academy ranks, notably amid Maguire’s persevering with decline.

Ought to he be unearthed for good within the subsequent few months, it may effectively assist push their skipper additional away from the supervisor’s plans. That may solely be excellent news for United’s development underneath the brand new head coach.

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