Harry Maguire is reportedly set to leave Manchester United for Premier League side Aston Villa. The 29-year-old defender is currently out of favour at United despite being club captain, with Villa understood to be favourites to sign him. News of the veteran centre-back’s departure was tweeted by talkSPORT’s Anil Kandola on Sunday afternoon, having claimed Maguire was “on the verge” of a move to Villa Park. READ MORE: Man Utd bring in ‘Ronaldo rule’ and it could lead to Marcus Rashford’s exit from club The shock revelation comes as Maguire finds minutes increasingly hard to come by at Old Trafford under Ten Hag – he has featured in just seven of the side’s 17 Premier League fixtures this season. Harry Maguire is reportedly set to join Aston Villa (Image: PA) Three of those have come since the World Cup, where the ex-Leicester City star returned to form under Gareth Southgate and helped guide England to the quarter-finals. Maguire left the Foxes for United in 2019 for a whopping £80million. Despite some promising spells, the Englishman has found himself targeted by fans and pundits relentlessly during his three-and-a-half year stint. Last season under Ralf Rangnick was the most difficult of Maguire’s career to date as calls ramped up to drop the defender. The defender has been criticised repeatedly since joining Man Utd (Image: Ryan Browne/REX/Shutterstock) He even faced ridicule during the World Cup when a Ghanaian MP teared into his performances by coining the phrase ‘economic Maguire’ in parliament. If his move comes to fruition this January, Maguire will leave the record Premier League winners having made 157 appearances and won zero trophies. Harry Maguire has been used sparingly this season (Image: Amazon Prime Video) READ NEXT: Natasha Giggs ‘living with fireman who has left wife and kids’ years after affair with Ryan FA Cup fourth round draw as Man Utd, Arsenal and more discover fate Roy Keane’s wife slammed car door in his face on awful first date which went ‘very badly’ Story SavedYou can find this story in My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.