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Rooney Advises Maguire to Leave Manchester United as Club Captaincy is Stripped

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Leaving Manchester United has been deemed as the “best thing” for Harry Maguire by former United striker Wayne Rooney, following the defender’s removal as club captain. Maguire, who made only eight Premier League starts last season, is set to be replaced as skipper, and Rooney believes that it would be in Maguire’s best interest to seek a move away from the club. With his armband taken away, it signifies a lack of belief from the manager, leaving Maguire to contemplate his future and consider his options. Rooney emphasized the importance of Maguire playing regularly to further his own career, as well as to strengthen his prospects with the England national team.

Rooney also expressed his belief that the managerial change at United presents an opportunity to bring out the best in other players. While the new captain is yet to be officially confirmed by United manager Erik ten Hag, Rooney sees this as an opportunity for someone else to step up and contribute to the team’s success.

In addition to discussing Maguire, Rooney touched upon the departure of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea from the club. After 12 years with Manchester United, De Gea’s contract expired, and he quietly made his exit from Old Trafford. Rooney stated that it was the right time for the 32-year-old shot-stopper to seek new challenges and opportunities elsewhere.

As the summer transfer window continues, the future of Harry Maguire remains uncertain, with reports linking him to a potential move away from Manchester United. With the backing of a former United legend like Wayne Rooney, Maguire may consider his options and explore opportunities that would provide him with regular playing time and a fresh start. As for the club, they will be looking to solidify their defensive line and find suitable replacements for the departing players as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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