Manchester United’s manager Erik ten Hag has urged Harry Maguire to replicate his World Cup form when he returns to play club football with Manchester United.
Maguire made just three Premier League starts for Manchester United this season before going to the World Cup with England and appearing in all five games in their run to the quarter-finals.
After England’s elimination to France on Saturday, ten Hag hopes Maguire can return to Old Trafford with confidence from his impressive showings in Qatar. “I can only back him. I’ve been asked many times if he is good enough [to play for me], and it is clear he is good enough to play at the highest level,” the United manager told reporters.
“When he is playing with his confidence like now, he is a massively important player for us, and that is what everyone expects. That’s what Harry expects from himself. He has that high standard; he wants to play at the highest level, and he wants to lead the defensive line, so it is up to him. I’m sure he has the potential to play in our style and fit into our system,” the manager added.
Erik ten Hag further said, “When he is working hard, you will get that confidence, and you are seeing that with the way he is playing for England. We want him to bring that back to Manchester with him so he can bring it on the pitch for Manchester United. I expect from him; the team knows what they expect from him. If he does that, he will be a great player for us.”
Erik ten Hag assured he has no issues with Maguire and insists positive performances will lead to a return to his starting XI.