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“Has his ego improved Man Utd?” – Erik ten Hag outcast ‘should not’ be at Old Trafford



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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has explained his belief that Harry Maguire should not be at Old Trafford.

After signing for Manchester United in 2019 for a world-record £80 million fee for a defender, Harry Maguire was brought in to be the new Old Trafford defensive shield.

Around 5 months after he signed for the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjær named him captain when Ashley Young departed, which was a decision that caused a backlash.

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Despite good performances, Maguire was under a microscope from both fans and media due to his status as club captain and his huge transfer fee, and after a few seasons of good football, mistakes started to happen and he is now outcasted very much to the bench under Erik ten Hag.

So far this season, Maguire has been called to fill in for the injured Lisandro Martínez and Raphaël Varane, and has performed admirably – but former United defender Paul Parker believes that he should not be at Old Trafford.

Harry Maguire did okay against Brentford but so did Jonny Evans,” Parker told MyBettingSites.

“He (Evans) had a better game than Maguire even though people are praising him (Maguire) for winning that header in the end. But that’s his job.

“Has his ego improved Man United in the backline? Certainly not and the manager knows that. Erik ten Hag was forced into a situation where he had to use Maguire but it was not of his own free will.

“Maguire shouldn’t be at Manchester United. He is 100% not good enough to play for this club. As much as people are hoping that he can rejuvenate his Man United career, I see no chance of that happening.

“I think every game with Harry Maguire is a jeopardy game and it’s a test. Even the game against Sheffield United will be a test because they will believe that they can get something out of the game when they see Maguire’s name in the starting lineup.

“We know that the club wants to sell him and they will do everything in their power to do so in January.”