Rio Ferdinand expresses his desire “to speak” with Harry Maguire regarding his Manchester United future

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is seeking a conversation with Harry Maguire due to uncertainties surrounding his future at Old Trafford.

Maguire has experienced a challenging year, including losing the United captaincy last month under Erik ten Hag’s decision. His game time has been limited, making only eight Premier League starts during the past campaign.

With the emergence of Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, and Luke Shaw in the defensive pecking order, Maguire’s position in the team has been affected. Furthermore, the potential return of Jonny Evans to United could further impact his playing time.

United has set an asking price of around £50 million for Maguire, despite having acquired him for £80 million four years ago. He still has two years left on his contract, reportedly earning £200,000 per week.

As Maguire’s situation remains uncertain, West Ham has already made attempts to sign him, with two offers being rejected, including a season-long loan proposal and a £20 million bid.

It is believed David Moyes may look elsewhere, given concerns over Maguire’s salary.

Rio Ferdinand on Harry Maguire

With Maguire’s future shrouded in uncertainty, United legend Ferdinand admitted he would like to speak to the player.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible, TNT Sports pundit Ferdinand said: “It all depends on Harry Maguire and what he wants.

“I’d love to speak to him even, about if he makes a decision to stay, why.

“But also if he makes a decision to leave I totally get it. I think it’s interesting. I think it’s all down to him, what his desires are at this moment in time. We don’t have that information.”

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