https://www.espn.com/soccer/manchester- ... ining-weekdozer wrote: ↑4 months ago
The talk sport interview didn't have anything controversial.
https://talksport.com/football/1201834/ ... utd-italy/
Has Ten Hag identified the problem and dealt with it by dropping Maguire, favouring a defensive partnership of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, or is Maguire simply a victim of circumstance?
"Harry needs pace around him, but he hasn't had that," a source close to Maguire told ESPN. "If you put [Man City's] Ruben Dias in the United defence and Harry in the City back-four, Dias would struggle and Harry would thrive. Harry hasn't had a good 12 months, but he hasn't been helped by those around him -- coaches or players -- so it's inevitable that his confidence and form have suffered."
Sources have said that Maguire's frustrations with goalkeeper David de Gea's communication and reluctance to defend further away from his goal-line were also a factor in the overall malaise in defence last season. That issue has been improved by Argentina defender Martinez's arrival from Ajax and his ability to communicate with, and instruct, De Gea in Spanish.