Wayne Rooney tells Harry Maguire he needs to leave Man Utd because Ten Hag ‘doesn’t believe in him’

WAYNE ROONEY has told Harry Maguire to leave Manchester United as Erik ten Hag does not believe in him.

Maguire was stripped of the United captaincy this week and the defender revealed he was “extremely disappointed” with the decision.

AlamyWayne Rooney has advised Harry Maguire to leave Manchester United[/caption]

APMaguire was stripped of the armband this week[/caption]

Red Devils legend Rooney believes it is a sign Ten Hag no longer has faith in Maguire, and he told the centre-back to leave for the good of his career.

In an interview with The Athletic, Rooney said: “To have the armband taken off you, how does he move forward with the club?

“That shows the manager really doesn’t believe in him. It leaves Harry in a position where he has to think on what he does moving forward. The manager has shown he is not part of the plans.

“I’m sure Harry will want to go and play — for himself, for his England career — to put himself in the best position to be as successful as he can. The best thing now is probably for him to move.”

SunSport understands Maguire was “angry, shocked and upset” when informed his armband would be taken away.

And now the England international is reportedly ready to leave amid interest from Premier League rivals.

Several English clubs tried to sign Maguire on loan in January and Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham remain interested in the 30-year-old.

But clubs have been deterred by United’s £50million asking price as they believe Maguire’s value is closer to £30m.

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As well as Prem interest, Inter Milan and Saudi clubs Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal also need centre-backs.

Maguire has two years left on his £200,000-a-week United contract.

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