Manchester United began their 2023/24 Premier League campaign on Monday evening with a 1-0 victory over Wolves but Lisandro Martinez was replaced at half-time.
The decision to replace the Argentine defender appeared to be due to a minor injury concern but also as he was already on a yellow card.
Erik ten Hag opted to bring Victor Lindelöf on instead of Harry Maguire. The England international has uncertainty around his Old Trafford future although a move to West Ham is currently off the table.
Former United forward Dwight Yorke has since stated that Maguire will not be used as a rotation player for the club if he doesn’t move.
“I don’t think Harry Maguire will be an option for squad depth now, not when he’s been humiliated by the manager who spoke publicly about fighting for his place,” he told OLBG.
Yorke, 51, also mentioned his opinion on the future of the former captain, holding the belief that a transfer is a ‘no brainer’ for the player, who has experienced a ‘diminished’ respect in the changing room following a poor campaign last term.
“It’s about being the best in your position at the club, that’s what he needs to aim for, his confidence will be low after his captaincy was taken away,” he added. “Imagine seeing Luke Shaw playing in your position and you’re still on the bench, imagine what that would do to your confidence.
“Maguire might see it differently and he’s entitled to, but I think him leaving Man United is a no-brainer. His respect in the changing room would have diminished, he would have been embarrassed by what’s happened in recent weeks. If Jonny Evans signs a one-year contract says everything that what Erik ten Hag’s intentions are with Maguire.”
The 30-year-old started only eight Premier League fixtures last term even though Martinez had two extended spells out of the team.
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