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Harry Maguire told to move on with replacement tipped to help Erik ten Hag



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Harry Maguire’s move from Manchester United to West Ham collapsed this week due to issues with his personal terms.

Manchester United have deemed Harry Maguire surplus to requirements this summer after he was dropped from Erik ten Hag’s starting XI.

United had accepted a bid from West Ham for a fee of £30 million for the defender, but after the former club captain could not agree on personal terms, the move fell through.

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However, despite the move collapsing, former United player Mikaël Silvestre has advised Maguire to still seek a move away this summer.

“It would make sense for Harry to move on and get some game time and enjoy himself. He can become a leader again elsewhere and continue his chances of playing for England,” Silvestre told bettingexpert.

“I don’t think the fans will have fond memories of his time because last season was difficult, and the struggles started the season before.

“It was a good start, but at clubs like United, you have to keep your level. It’s time to move on for Harry.”

One defender who has been touted as a replacement for Maguire is Bayern Munich and French defender Benjamin Pavard – and Silvestre believes that Pavard’s versatility will help Ten Hag from a tactical perspective.

“If Harry Maguire goes, he can play in a three-man defence or a four-man defence as well as right back, so he brings versatility,” Silvestre said on the Frenchman.

“Steady defender. Similar to Victor Lindelof profile-wise. Good on the ball and reads situations. Not necessarily fast or strong, but reads the game.

“He could help the manager to change the system at the back when needed.”