Man United boss Erik ten Hag is giving ‘serious consideration’ to dropping captain Harry Maguire


Man United boss Erik ten Hag is giving ‘serious consideration’ to dropping captain Harry Maguire for Liverpool clash… but his players already feel Dutchman’s style ‘does not suit their skill set’ and have their own ideas

  • Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is considering dropping Harry Maguire
  • The England international has started both of United’s matches so far this season
  • The Dutchman could start Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane in defence

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly considering dropping captain Harry Maguire for the visit of Liverpool on Monday evening.

The England international has started both of United’s Premier League matches so far, which resulted in defeats to Brighton and Brentford, leaving them sitting bottom of the league table for the first time since August 1992.

Maguire has played alongside new United signing Lisandro Martinez in both of those games, but it could be all change when they face the Reds, as they look to turn their fortunes around. 

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire could be dropped for the visit of Liverpool

New boss Erik ten Hag has started Maguire in both of United's opening two league defeats

New boss Erik ten Hag has started Maguire in both of United's opening two league defeats

New boss Erik ten Hag has started Maguire in both of United’s opening two league defeats

The former Ajax boss is said to be mulling over the prospect of starting the £55.3million Martinez with Raphael Varane, who will almost certainly be recalled, according to Manchester Evening News.

The same report suggests that players already feel ten Hag’s approach does not suit their skill set and they have their own ideas of how they should approach the match against Liverpool.

United struggled against Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, as they were thrashed 5-0 at Old Trafford, and then beaten 4-0 at Anfield later in the campaign.

Raphael Varane could be recalled for Liverpool game

Raphael Varane could be recalled for Liverpool game

Lisandro Martinez is expected to retain his place

Lisandro Martinez is expected to retain his place

Boss Erik ten Hag is mulling over the prospect of starting Raphael Varane (left) with Lisandro Martinez (right) for the visit of Liverpool

Maguire was previously dropped from the starting line-up by interim head coach Ralf Rangnick for the Red Devils 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in April.

The 29-year-old has retained his captaincy under the new boss despite coming under intense criticism last season and even having fans calling for him to be stripped of the armband.

In pre-season, the new boss claimed Maguire and Martinez would be his first choice centre-back partnership. 

The players already feel incoming boss Erik ten Hag's approach does not suit their skill set

The players already feel incoming boss Erik ten Hag's approach does not suit their skill set

The players already feel incoming boss Erik ten Hag’s approach does not suit their skill set

‘We bring him in to not strengthen the squad, but the team,’ Ten Hag said of Martinez. ‘Is Maguire a first-choice? I think he is.

‘He’s proved it in the past but he also has to prove it in the present time and in the future. 

‘He has played how many times? Sixty times for England? He is a career that is really impressive and I expect a lot from him.

‘But there is also internal competition and that is what a club like Man United needs.’

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