Maguire is being keenly watched by Premier League and foreign clubs, with West Ham among those interested in the England international.

West Ham are said to be considering both a loan and a permanent transfer for the 30-year-old defender. However, the Hammers are aware that wages could be an issue if an agreement is reached between the clubs.

United boss Ten Hag has always stated that any choice will be made by the player, who is under contract with the club until the summer of 2025.

The club congratulated Harry for his service as captain over the last three and a half years, and stated that the manager will name United’s new captain after informing the players.

Due to training and travel commitments, a new captain will not be named until United’s pre-season trip to New York later this week. They depart for the United States following a friendly against Lyon at Murrayfield on Wednesday.

West Ham have found alternative candidates to Maguire, including Torino’s Perr Schuurs, Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah, and Real Betis’ Luiz Felipe.

Following meetings with Ten Hag, Maguire declared on social media on Sunday that he is no longer captain of Manchester United.

Ten Hag was reported earlier this month to be ready to remove Maguire from the position following the England defender’s scant outings under the Dutchman last season.

The centre defender made only eight Premier League appearances, fueling doubts over his future at Old Trafford.

“After discussions with the manager today, he has informed me that he is changing captain,” Maguire tweeted.

“He explained his reasoning to me, and while I’m personally disappointed, I will continue to give it my all every time I put on the shirt.”


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