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Maguire in Man Utd blow as Ten Hag hints at first-choice defence including Shaw

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HARRY MAGUIRE’S future at Manchester United has been plunged into further doubt by the dazzling displays of Luke Shaw. Manager Erik ten Hag picked Shaw to start at centre-back in the wins over Nottingham Forest and Wolves. 3Harry Maguire’s future at Man Utd is under increasing pressureCredit: Rex 3It comes after Luke Shaw put in two strong displays at centre-halfCredit: AP 3Erik ten Hag likes a left-footed player at left centre-backCredit: Getty Ten Hag said: “Shaw did fabulously. “We also know he’s good at left full-back but he’s an extra option at centre-back — and that’s always good for a team.” After a bout of illness, United skipper Maguire, 29, was only deemed fit enough for the bench as United kept clean sheets against Forest and then Wolves. And with Argentine World Cup winner Lisandro Martinez set to be back in the squad to host Bournemouth tonight, England defender Maguire faces yet another obstacle to get back in. Former United and England defender Rio Ferdinand said he would look for another club if he was in the shoes of £85million Maguire. Ten Hag admitted the decision to move Shaw into the middle was forced on him. But the Dutchman added: “Of course you have ideas and a plan but sometimes it changes with the circumstances. “Casemiro has done well at centre-back, Shaw did too. And you look at the gameplan, the way we have to approach it. HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL “It was a good fit and, with a left-footer, we can get better angles.” Ten Hag also expects to have midfielder Scott McTominay and full-back Diogo Dalot back in contention for the visit of the Cherries.

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