According to his former colleague Marcos Rojo, Harry Maguire was only regularly in the starting eleven at Manchester United under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because of his high transfer fee.
Rojo lost his regular place in central defense to new signing Maguire at the start of the 2019/20 season. The England international had switched from Leicester City to United for the then record transfer fee of 87 million euros.
“One day I went to Solskjaer’s office and asked him to either let me play or give me clearance,” Rojo said TYC Sports. “He told me that Maguire definitely has to play because it cost so much money.”
Rojo then replied, according to his own information: “You Son of a B****, let me play! This guy makes huge mistakes every week!” However, Solskjaer was not to be persuaded, after which Rojo moved to Estudiantes de la Plata in his native Argentina during the winter transfer phase. He currently plays for Boca Juniors.
Under Erik ten Hag, Maguire lost his undisputed place at United, with Rojo’s Argentinian compatriot Lisandro Martinez playing regularly instead. “Luckily they took him out now and Licha is playing,” said Rojo.