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Harry Maguire’s salary increase is a major stumbling block to Manchester United exit 

Harry Maguire’s pay increase following Manchester United’s qualification for the Champions League is proving to be a roadblock to his Old Trafford exit, the Guardian report.

Man United grabbed third place in the Premier League last season, behind Manchester City and Arsenal.

After bringing Champions League football back to Old Trafford, United players were rewarded with a considerable wage increase.

The boost to Maguire’s pay packet has made it difficult for the Red Devils to sell him.

Harry Maguire must leave Manchester United

Maguire had a tough 2022/23 campaign with United, making only eight starts over the entire Premier League season.

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are now the first-choice centre-back pair for Erik ten Hag.

Victor Lindelof’s performance in the latter half of the season showed he is a dependable player.

He has flaws in his game, but he is a valuable squad player.

The scenario leaves United’s captain as the fourth-choice defender under the Dutchman.

England manager Gareth Southgate has admitted he wants Maguire to play more at club level to seal his spot for the 2024 European Championship.

Maguire must leave United, even if it comes at a loss of earnings.

He does not fit into the style of football Ten Hag wants to play. He is not mobile enough and lacks the passing ability the manager wants from his centre-backs.

The 30-year-old should move to another club where he can be a regular starter.

The Red Devils need to sell Maguire to improve their finances. One possible way to force the defender out is by paying him part of his wages.