‘Harry Maguire is better than what Tottenham have’ – Spurs urged to go after Manchester United defender with Erik ten Hag accused of trying to force out England man

    Harry Maguire would get into the Tottenham team tomorrow if they signed him.

    That’s the view of talkSPORT host, and former Premier League striker, Dean Saunders as the Manchester United defender’s future continues to be the hot topic of conversation.

    Maguire has made just three Premier League starts all season

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    Maguire has made just three Premier League starts all season

    Maguire starred for England at the World Cup, but continues to see his opportunities under Erik ten Hag limited.

    Luke Shaw has been favoured at centre-back alongside Raphael Varane, who was in Qatar for the duration of the tournament, while the £80million defender warms the substitutes bench.

    Saunders thinks Ten Hag is trying to force Maguire out of the club.

    He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “If you are trying to get a player out of the club, there are a few ways a manager can do it. You call him in, look him in the eye and say ‘you are never going to play for this football club again, you might as well leave’.

    “The player has got signing on fees due, if he asks for a transfer then he loses all his signing on fees.

    “The player is not going to ask for a transfer, he’s going to wait to see what you do.

    Maguire was brilliant at the World Cup in Qatar

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    Maguire was brilliant at the World Cup in Qatar

    But Ten Hag seems reluctant to pick Maguire at centre-back

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    But Ten Hag seems reluctant to pick Maguire at centre-back

    “Then another one, you’ve got a striker sitting on the bench and you bring a centre-back on or someone who has never scored a goal ever for the club. That’s what he [Ten Hag] is doing to Harry Maguire.”

    When asked who should sign Maguire, Saunders identified Tottenham as the ideal club for him right now.

    “He’s better than what Spurs have got,” he added.

    “If he was at Spurs he would be in the team tomorrow.”

    Antonio Conte’s side have been poor in defence this season, conceding 25 goals already in just 17 games.

    In their last seven Premier League matches, they have let in the first goal of the match.

    Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has kept just four clean sheets all season.

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