The captain of Manchester United has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and has been linked with a move away from the club. According to sources, the 29-year-old wants to stay and compete for a spot under Erik Ten Hag.
United requires sales to grow. As the takeover situation drags on, Ten Hag’s transfer budget grows. Maguire, as a fourth-choice center-back, is a player for whom they would naturally consider accepting an offer.
With England manager Gareth Southgate emphasizing the importance of Maguire playing consistently, Ferdinand has advised the defender to go. He believes that staying would be a ‘bad’ decision.
“If Harry Maguire doesn’t go, I think it’s a terrible move from him,” Ferdinand told FIVE. He must be eager to get out there and play.
“I would have said before the season started that Newcastle would take him in a heartbeat.” I’d be amazed if Newcastle signed him right now.”
“Harry is captain of an incredible football club so that is a difficult situation, he will obviously be frustrated not to play as much as he would like but I think he has handled that really well, he has publicly talked well about supporting the team,” Southgate said of Maguire’s game-time.
“It’s pretty evident. I believe Harry and Kalvin have played the fewest minutes of everyone on this team this season, but we chose them because we believe they are still better than others who have played more.
“However, when the competition becomes more even and you are not playing regularly, it is difficult to see their form and fitness, so that is the challenge for everyone.”