Erik ten Hag makes decision on Harry Maguire’s Manchester United future amid interest from Barcelona

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has made a decision on Harry Maguire’s Manchester United future amid surprise interest from Spanish side Barcelona.

According to reliable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Maguire will remain a key part of Manchester United’s squad for next season under Ten Hag.

Romano told Caught Offside: “So far there are no signs of a departure for under-performing club captain Harry Maguire: the player will have a direct conversation with Ten Hag in the coming days to understand the club’s plans and his future.

“He has been rumoured as a surprise option for Barcelona, but so far it is not a realistic option. Unless something changes, we can probably expect Maguire to remain a key part of the United squad under Ten Hag, playing alongside a new signing at the back.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United affected Maguire negatively.

Neville said: “It made [Harry] Maguire a little bit inferior as captain just naturally – nothing from Ronaldo’s doing this.

“Just his presence itself on the pitch means everyone’s looking to Cristiano with Harry trying to establish himself as United captain.

“Harry Maguire has gone from someone who I think was growing on the pitch last year in Covid to someone who looks like he’s shot to pieces when he pull on a red shirt.”