This week, Harry Maguire told the media: “I wouldn’t say I’m a somebody who struggles under pressure mentally.
I went through a lot in the past two years, and I captained Manchester United for almost four years.
“It was a great honor, because with great responsibility comes great responsibility, which has both positive and terrible aspects.
“We simply weren’t able to reach a deal [with West Ham], and Man United were glad to have me stay, so I was willing to compete for a position. I want to achieve it, and I will give it my all during practice and competition.
I enjoy playing games and playing football. The manager didn’t pick me, so the first four weeks were challenging, but now that we have a lot of games coming up, I know I will play a lot of games.
Maguire was close to joining West Ham this summer, but the deal fell through because neither party put any effort into making it happen.
The 30-year-old is only a squad player at Man United right now because Erik ten Hag prefers other center-backs who more closely match his playing style.