UCL entry wage hike, Man Utd headache complicates sale of ‘£80m star’

It’s a quagmire. Manchester United’s sale of Harry Maguire has just gotten even more difficult.

The Guardian, a British media outlet, reported on June 6 (ET) that ‘United have taken Maguire’s pay rise with them as they enter the European Champions League (UCL). The club has found it harder to sell Maguire,” the Guardian reported.

United had a remarkable season in 2022-2023 under Eric ten Hagh. They won the Carabao Cup, were runners-up in the English Football Association (FA) Cup, and finished third in the English Premier League (EPL). In particular, United finished third in the league and qualified for the UCL for the 2023-2024 season 오래된토토사이트.

The Guardian reports that “Maguire was rewarded with a substantial pay rise following United’s return to the UCL. Maguire has lost his first-team status under Van Gaal. A parting of the ways with the club is likely. However, Maguire’s increased salary has left him in a difficult position.

Maguire joined United from Leicester City ahead of the 2019-2020 season. United paid a transfer fee of £80 million for Maguire. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager at the time, had a lot of faith in Maguire. Maguire earned the captain’s armband within six months of joining United. The problem came later. Maguire was criticized by fans for his frequent mistakes and poor performances. He was never really given a chance under Van Gaal. He was benched in favor of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. He made just 16 league appearances in the 2022-2023 season. He started only eight times.

The Guardian reported: “United have just over two years left on Maguire’s contract. They expect to fetch £30-40 million when they sell him this summer.

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