Erik ten Hag Finally Explains Why He Benched Harry Maguire In 2-1 Win Against Liverpool

Speaking to Sky Sports about his team selection against Liverpool, Erik ten Hag was asked about dropping captain Harry Maguire.

The Dutchman said: “Raphael Varane is a very experienced player, he won everything and will bring the communication in the back four.

“We want mobility and agility in the back four. I don’t have to mention Maguire or Cristiano Ronaldo. They will play a role in the future.

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“We said we want to bring the right players in, the window is not closed and you need not only numbers, but quality.”

Maguire was left on the bench at Old Trafford on Monday with Ten Hag picking Varane and Lisandro Martinez as his center-back pairing.

The Frenchman and the Argentine, who started together for the first time, worked incredibly eill with Manchester United winning the game 2–1.

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