There has been a potentially huge boost for West Ham as Man United boss Erik ten Hag makes the Harry Maguire situation crystal clear.
The same report claimed West Ham’s interest in the England centre-back was genuine back in January.
In the end it proved fruitless. But it has laid the foundation of interest from West Ham ahead of an expected renewed attempt to sign the 30-year-old from the Red Devils this summer.
Huge boost for West Ham as Man United boss Erik ten Hag makes Harry Maguire situation crystal clear
With Craig Dawson sold to Wolves, Angelo Ogbonna in the twilight of his West Ham career and both Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd unreliable due to injuries, it is easy to see why David Moyes wants Maguire.
Manchester Evening News have also reported on West Ham’s interest in Maguire, who has started just eight Premier League games for Man United this season. Even Luke Shaw has been preferred to Maguire at centre-back.
Now there’s been a huge boost for West Ham as Man United boss Erik ten Hag makes the Maguire situation crystal clear.
Man United boss answers Maguire questions with refreshing honesty
The Dutchman has admitted Maguire is not happy with his situation and lack of game time.
Not only that but he has also made it clear – if it wasn’t already – that he is not his first choice.
And the Man United boss has told The Times Maguire can leave if he decides that is what he wants to do.
‘He’s not first choice, not happy about it and it’s his decision to make’
“Yes (he is not happy), but he (Maguire) has high competition there with Raphael Varane, who’s fantastic,” Ten Hag said.
“That describes everything.
“No one would be happy with this situation. He is not as well. He trains always on best levels, so with 100 per cent effort.”
Asked if Maguire will stay, Ten Hag added: “Let’s say I’m happy he’s here and when we needed him he did his job. But it’s also a decision he has to make.”
“He’s worked so hard, from where he’s come from to get to Leicester then to get to Man United, it’s probably hard for him to leave, but he has to leave.”
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