'Massive' Man United claimed issued by pundit after journalist's Harry Maguire update
Frank McAvennie has claimed Harry Maguire’s “massive price tag” is a problem for the Man United defender.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Hammers striker insisted the 29-year-old has not lived up to expectations at Old Trafford.
According to Andy Mitten, writing in The National News (13 May), United manager Erik ten Hag is hopeful Maguire and Raphael Varane can improve under his direction.
The pair are expected to be the first choice pairing in the 2022-23 campaign for the Red Devils.
McAvennie has urged ten Hag to “sort out” Maguire next season.
When asked by Football Insider’s Charlotte Cohen what Maguire needs to do to redeem himself this season, McAvennie said: “He needs to get his game back.
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“For me, Harry Maguire has a massive price tag on him and he’s not lived up to it. So that’s a big problem for me.
“I would take the captaincy off him. He’s a lovely guy but he needs to get his game back because it’s not been there for ages.
“I would like to see ten Hag sort Maguire out, he’s had a rough time and he’s a decent player but he’s not kicked a ball for Man United to be honest with you.”
It’s not his fault Man United are the way they are now, it’s a collective of every player really. They looked unorganised and they looked as if they didn’t know what they were doing.
“They’ve got people in midfield that shouldn’t be anywhere near a Man United strip. There’s players in that squad that you think ‘they’re not Man United’.
“Man United are one of the elite teams but since Sir Alex left they’ve not been one of the elite teams. They’ve not played like it.“