Harry Maguire has said he does not want to get used to the situation he now finds himself in at Manchester United.
The England international, who is still Manchester United’s captain, is no longer a regular starter at the Old Trafford outfit and has seen a decline in his game time at the club since Erik ten Hag became their manager.
Harry Maguire has started in just four Premier League games for the Red Devils in the ongoing 22/23 season. Erik ten Hag has mostly preferred the centre-back partnership between Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez in central defense. Luke Shaw, who primarily plies his trade as a left-back, has even started ahead of Harry Maguire in central defense at times.
Speaking after Manchester United cruised to a 3-1 victory over Reading in the FA Cup, Harry Maguire spoke about his situation at the club.
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Harry Maguire reacts to his reduced game time at Manchester United under Erik ten Hag
Harry Maguire admitted that he has not been in the situation he now finds himself at Manchester United but stressed he does not want to get used to it.
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“I’m 29 and haven’t really been in this position in my career before,” he said. “I don’t want to get used to it but it is part and parcel of football. I’m pushing, training well, and when the chance comes, I need to take it,” Harry Maguire said.
“It was two-and-a-half weeks since my last start but I’ve felt I have looked after myself. I’ve been working hard in training. The lads who have been playing have been doing well. I have to be ready when my chance comes. We’re all going to be needed for the second half of the season.”
Meanwhile, it was a brace from Casemiro and a goal from Fred that helped Manchester United secure passage to the next stage of the FA Cup.
Casemiro sent Manchester United ahead in the FA Cup fourth round with a goal in the 54th minute of the match before the Brazilian doubled their advantage in the 58th minute.
Casemiro’s compatriot Fred made it 3-0 for Manchester United in the 66th minute. Amadou Salif Mbengue pulled one back for Reading in the 72nd, scoring a consolatory goal.
Harry Maguire started for Manchester United against Reading and completed 90 minutes on the pitch.