Ten Hag reportedly considering benching Maguire against Liverpool


According to local press, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag could be without captain Harry Maguire for the derby against Liverpool next Monday. The centre-back is under fire after the Red Devils’ failed start to the season.

Erik ten Hag wants to bang his fist on the table. Before receiving Liverpool on Monday in a perilous Derby from England, Manchester United occupies a pitiful 20th place in the Premier League. Something to sting the Dutch coach, who would consider benching his captain and central defender Harry Maguire, according to the Manchester Evening Standard. The local media adds that the Mancunian locker room would not be satisfied with the current approach of their coach.

Towards a Varane-Martinez hinge

The central hinge should thus be made up of Raphäel Varane and rookie Lisandro Martinez, two players who only played together in a friendly match against Rayo Vallecano (1-1). As for Harry Maguire, he played the first two league games in full, against Brighton (1-2) and Brentford (0-4), and was particularly targeted after this chaotic start to the season.

A defector from Ajax this summer against more than 57 million euros, Lisandro Martinez is also experiencing a complicated start to the season with the Red Devils, so much so that he left his partners at the break against Brentford, replaced by Raphaël Varane . Before being also pinned by club legend Gary Neville after the last setback. The Argentinian defender could have the opportunity to prove his qualities during a derby where he should be particularly scrutinized.

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