Harry Maguire determined to stay and fight for his place at Manchester United

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Harry Maguire, who has been a polarizing figure among Manchester United fans, is reportedly determined to stay and fight for his place at the club in the upcoming season, despite interest from Tottenham.

After a challenging campaign where he slid down the defensive pecking order, the 30-year-old defender has been linked with a potential departure. Tottenham, led by new manager Ange Postecoglou, is believed to be seeking defensive reinforcements during the transfer window. However, recent reports suggest that Maguire is reluctant to leave Old Trafford and is eager to prove himself.

This could complicate United’s summer transfer plans, including a rumored pursuit of Napoli’s Kim Min-jae. Maguire’s tenure at United has been marked by ups and downs, with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo causing turmoil and calls for him to be stripped of the captaincy. Despite recent setbacks, Maguire is determined to secure his place and maintain his status with the English national team ahead of Euro 2024.

During the season’s closing months, Maguire enjoyed a run in the team due to injuries, but his desire for more playing time was evident. He recognizes the importance of competition and depth in a big club like United and believes a strong squad is essential for future success. “Listen, we have a lot of competition for places, and that’s what a big club needs. Lots of strength in depth. I think you’ve seen today, after 20 minutes, it was a really positive performance. Maguire told reporters in the last post-game chat of the season and added,

“[We had] lads who stepped in, lads who haven’t played as much and I think the manager and his staff can rely upon us and know that, if he makes changes, we can do the job, so it’s good to be part of this squad. I think if we’re going to be successful this season and next season and the season after, we’re going to need a big squad.”

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