Erik ten Hag hints at Harry Maguire role next season as Man Utd captain conundrum rages on


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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has hinted that underfire club captain Harry Maguire will have a significant role to play in his plans. United’s captaincy situation remains unclear ahead of Ten Hag’s maiden season in charge, but he is seemingly a big fan of what Maguire brings to the table.

This season, Maguire has been one of several United players out of form, and ex-interim manager Ralf Rangnick dropped him on occasion. It only fuelled speculation over his future as captain after Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer arrival intensified dressing room politics, given his status in football compared to most other players.

And with Ten Hag understood to be eyeing a new centre-back as one of his first signings as manager, many have pondered what it would mean for Maguire. However, the Dutchman has poured cold water on talk that he’s ready to push the 29-year-old to one side, hailing his ability.

Ten Hag has stressed that next season is a ‘different season’ and expressed his excitement about working with Maguire. He told reporters: “I have to repeat, next season is a different season. He’s done a good job, he’s a great player, he’s achieved a lot and his contribution to Manchester United, so I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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