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Harry Maguire expresses ‘disappointment’ with his current situation at Manchester United

Harry Maguire has expressed disappointment with his current situation at Manchester United. 

The experienced defender has started only six Premier League matches this term with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane ahead of him in the pecking order. 

His situation was widely different when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick were in charge.

The England international featured in 37 games in all competitions last season but manager Erik ten Hag has used him sparingly this term. 

Maguire admitted he doesn’t like his current situation but still respects his manager’s decisions. 

He said (as per the Independent): “I’m not going to stand here and say I love it, or that I like it. I don’t. I want to play every game and I have done for the last eight years of my career.

“Also, I have to respect the manager and his decisions and also respect how good the competition is at centre-back at this club.

“Of course, I want to play every game and I’m sure if you spoke to our centre-backs in their roles, they will all be disappointed when sat on the bench.

“It is not like I’ve been frozen out or not been involved. I’m still playing a lot of games but obviously as a footballer I want to play every game.

“But I’m sure every other centre-back in the dressing room does as well, and the manager cannot play all four.”

Maguire’s frustration is understandable 

Manchester United splashed out a record £80 million fee to sign Maguire from Leicester City in 2019. 

The 30-year-old was impressive during his first two years at the club, but his levels dropped last season as he struggled for consistency. 

His fortunes have declined this term under Ten Hag, who doesn’t hesitate from taking big decisions. 

The Dutch boss dropped Maguire from the team after his disappointing performances in the first two games. 

And with Varane and Martinez playing superbly, no one can blame Ten Hag for not featuring the English defender regularly. 

Of course, Maguire is not happy with his current situation, which is understandable as he is still a top-class centre-back. 

Despite his club struggles, the 30-year-old is a regular for the England team. 

He will likely push for a move this summer, and United could sell him if the offer is right.