Maguire returned to the starting line-up as Manchester United beat Leeds 2-0 on Sunday. But this was only his fifth Premier League start of the season.
It’s been an unfavorable situation for the international international, who turns 30 in less than three weeks, and both sides are increasingly accepting that Maguire may have to leave at the end of the season
. Receive the proposed offer But they fear they may lose half of their £80million transfer fee after the centre-back’s move from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 remains a world record for a defender.
Maguire currently earns £180,000 a week. He is contracted to the Red Devils until 2025. But it is clear that Erik ten Hag sees Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez as his first choice in a centre-back partnership.
The Dutch manager’s decision to have Luke Shaw play at centre-back in some games also limited Maguire’s chances of playing for a place with Victor Lindelof, for example. Together
with Ten Hag, Maguire is still the captain of the team. That adds to the frustrating situation that needs to be resolved,
with Maguire hoping to start again when United travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs. Thursday night as Martinez is suspend.