MANCHESTER UNITED captain Harry Maguire will have to leave Old Trafford.
That is according to United hero Louis Saha, who claims Maguire‘s form will dramatically drop eventually if he continues on United’s bench.
The centre-back is way down the pecking order as manager Erik ten Hag prefers left-back Luke Shaw when his favourite pair of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane isn’t available.
Saha has noticed the England international’s confidence has dropped and insists he will have to improve quickly if he ultimately wishes to stay.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from United with West Ham and Inter Milan expressing interest.
Saha told Paddy Power: “Harry Maguire must look for a move away from Manchester United because his form is going to drop as he won’t play much.
“The way United play at the back, dominating and playing forward-thinking football, Maguire takes too many touches, and they lose the opportunity to attract the opponent on to them.
“That’s what happens when your confidence is low. We see it when opponents try to press Raphael Varane or Lisandro Martínez, they can cope with ease, unlike Maguire.
“It’s difficult seeing the club captain not playing, but he still has a smile on his face.
“No one will be annoyed at him for wanting to play more minutes as he’s also a very important player for England.
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“He needs minutes and his style would suit a team who are very compact defensively and hit teams on the counter.
“But right now, United need a very composed and agile player at the back, able to maintain the quality going forwards.
“If Maguire wants to stay, he has to improve very quickly and take any opportunity he gets in the team.
“It’s a big challenge for Maguire. He can play for Manchester United but given the players ahead of him in the team, he’s not going to get the minutes he needs if he wants to remain at the top.”