Wayne Rooney says Harry Maguire should leave Manchester United. Image: Wikimedia

Rooney says Maguire should leave Manchester United

Maguire was stripped of the captaincy by manager Erik ten Hag this summer and Wayne Rooney says it’s a sign that the defender is not wanted.


Wayne Rooney says Harry Maguire should leave Manchester United. Image: Wikimedia

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney says Harry Maguire should leave the club this summer.

This comes after the 30-year-old was stripped of Man United’s captaincy by coach Erik ten Hag this week.

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Maguire had a frustrating season this past season only managing to make a total of 16 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils. In some of the games he played, the defender often made crucial mistakes at the back which led to goals.

Rooney says Maguire should find another club this summer

Speaking to The Athletic, Rooney said ten Hag showed that he didn’t believe in Maguire after taking the captaincy off him.

:”To have the armband taken off you, how does he move forward with the club?”

“That shows the manager really doesn’t believe in him. It leaves Harry in a position where he has to think on what he does moving forward,” Rooney added.

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“The manager has shown he is not part of the plans. I’m sure Harry will want to go and play — for himself, for his England career — to put himself in the best position to be as successful as he can,” he said this week.

Rooney said the best thing now for Maguire is to leave the club.

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Maguire in a very awkward situation going into the new season

Man United are believed to have rejected a loan bid for Maguire but London side West Ham United are looking to bring the England defender in on a temporary deal this summer.

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