This season has been challenging for Manchester United captain Harry Maguire. Despite his standout performances for England at the 2022 World Cup, Maguire has struggled to secure regular playing time under Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
The 30-year-old defender has been limited to 31 appearances in all competitions, with only eight starts in the Premier League.
Although ten Hag values Maguire’s presence in the squad, he has made it clear that the defender is not indispensable. The competition at center-back, particularly from Raphael Varane, has impacted Maguire’s playing time.
Even in the absence of preferred defensive partnership Varane and Lisandro Martinez, Maguire has found minutes hard to come by, with Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw surpassing him in the pecking order.
Given Maguire’s struggles this season, it is unlikely that English clubs of similar stature to Manchester United would show interest in him. However, a Premier League move could still be possible, with West Ham being heavily linked with a summer pursuit.
West Ham reportedly showed interest in signing Maguire last January, and with Kurt Zouma’s injury issues and Angelo Ogbonna’s age, Maguire could be a suitable partner for Nayef Aguerd at West Ham next season.
Despite limited playing time, Maguire has displayed promising numbers this season. He leads the Manchester United squad in average passes completed per 90 minutes and has a better record for final third passes completed per 90 than Varane, Martinez, and Lindelof.
These impressive passing statistics have also attracted interest from Serie A clubs, including Juventus and AC Milan.