“First of all, of course, I have to coach him, I have to back him but I back him because I believe in him,” Erik ten Hag told a press conference about Harry Maguire.
“In the period I worked with him, pre-season was good, it was really good, training and games, so then he fell out but it’s also to do with the good performances of the center-backs who playing now.
“But I can see the qualities and even after he wasn’t in the team he trained really well and more importantly, the quality was really there.
“You see his career, almost 50 caps for England, for Leicester and Man United he’s performing really well, what you see is high potential.
“And then it’s about him, the players in the dressing room, the coaches, the manager believe in him. That’s what I told him, I’m sure he can do it and he will turn it around, I’m convinced of that.”
Maguire has been under fire for his performances both for Man United and England this season. He was even dropped from the starting line-up by Ten Hag, with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez forming a great partnership.