EPL pundit believes Harry Maguire will stay at the Red Devils

By Real11 - Oct 26 2023 236 Views


Dean Jones: "I don't think Maguire will leave in January 2024"

The rise of Harry Maguire will be one of Manchester United's sweet stories this season. The English defender continues to prove that he is worthy of playing, and could even be a starter. Since the arrival of Erik ten Hag, The 30-year-old defender has continued to be relegated to the bench. He only plays when a core defender is injured or in second-class competitions, such as the Carabao Cup. Even so, in the last few weeks, the situation has turned favourable for Maguire. Many of MU's central defenders were injured, but he also got the opportunity to play. So, Maguire maximized this opportunity as best he could. He has been the winner several times in crucial matches, including the victory over Brentford before the international break and most recently the victory over FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Maguire's revival inevitably raised the issue of his departure again. Because, in the summer of 2023, rumours emerged that Maguire would leave the team. The transfer failed to materialize, and Maguire stayed, but the situation was not completely safe. "I don't think Maguire will leave in January [2024]," said Premier League analyst Dean Jones.

"I know many people say he will leave. It's not impossible, but I think MU is currently having difficulty finding stability." "They don't have the money to strengthen their back line, even if Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment comes sooner. Can they suddenly recruit a top-level centre-back? I doubt it." Maguire has continued to play solidly in the last few matches. Players who were criticized cruelly emerged as heroes. Like it or not, Ten Hag had to give him a chance to play.

"I think MU is now quite happy with the fact that Maguire has managed to find his best performance again," continued Jones. "I think Ten Hag made a mistake when Maguire played well in the match against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup, then three days later he was substituted when MU lost 0-1."

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