Harry Maguire’s Man Utd successor decided as Marcus Rashford contract bonus considered

Harry Maguire certainly wasn’t shy about telling people what he thought.

On Sunday afternoon, when most of us were taking in the Wimbledon final, Maguire took to Twitter to issue a lengthy statement confirming that Erik ten Hag has removed him as Manchester United captain, a decision he is none too happy about.

In reality, it is a call that has been a long time coming, with Maguire falling down the pecking order at United and struggling to keep his England place. But what comes next for a club in need of a new manager and a player in need of a new challenge?

We asked our Mirror football keep what they think.

Mike Walters

It is one of English football’s greatest anomalies – how can Harry Maguire perform so well for England, yet with such mediocrity for Manchester United?

To captain a major international institution like United, you have to be in the team every week, so Maguire may have few complaints about being stripped of the armband.

No great captains of industry earn their stripes in the waiting room when leadership is forged on the shop floor.

Maguire is out of favor at United(AP)

If I were in Maguire’s shoes, I’d clear off to a club where he’d be more valued – but he’ll have to take a pay cut because few, if any, clubs interested in signing him can match his £190,000 a week salary.

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