Harry Maguire arrived at Old Trafford for £80m in 2019 and was handed the captain’s armband less than a year later.
But Maguire is no longer used by coach Erik ten Hag. This coach mainly uses the defensive pair of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
When given the opportunity, Maguire failed to meet the requirements. In Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Sevilla, Maguire and David de Gea took turns making mistakes.
90min understands that Man United is about to bid farewell to Maguire, Man Utd needs to liquidate the squad to reduce the salary fund as well as have enough shopping budget in the summer of 2023.
And to prepare for Maguire’s departure, according to Record, Man Utd is interested in Sporting Lisbon’s Goncalo Inacio. The Red Devils are ready to spend 45 million euros to break the contract of this player.
This season, Inacio completes 90% of passes with an average of 1.2 tackles, 1.9 clearances and nearly 4 duels per game. Inacio scored one of Sporting’s three goals after two legs, then successfully kicked Arsenal out of the Europa League.
The 21-year-old player is a central defender with the ability to handle the ball proficiently, in accordance with the requirements of coach Ten Hag. Sporting are aiming to increase the release clause to 80 million euros, so Man Utd needs to act soon.
Xiao Lam | 21:46 April 29, 2023