Where should Harry Maguire go next after Manchester United nightmare

In the end, being named captain did little more than add to the mounting pressure already building on Maguire’s shoulders. Moving for such a high fee – £80m – was one thing, but joining a team of United’s stature, where the best is expected week in, week out, meant Maguire was already burdened by the weight of expectation.

Naming him the United captain initially had a positive effect, but his confidence began to really crumble when Solskjær left in November 2021. Last season, the England international started the first two league games of Ten Hag’s reign – a 2-1 home defeat against Brighton and a 4-0 loss at Brentford in August. He would not start another league game until a 1-0 home win against West Ham in late October.

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