Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes that both Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag will want Harry Maguire to be a part of their teams.

The Paris Saint Germain manager and the Ajax boss have been the two names at the top of Manchester United’s next permanent manager list ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.

It remains unclear who the Manchester United hierarchy are going to pursue as their number one choice out of the Argentine and the Dutchman.

But whoever takes the reins at Old Trafford, they will be coming into a dressing room that is being led by club captain Maguire.

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Ever since England’s painful European Championship penalty shootout heartache against Italy, Maguire has struggled to find consistency in his performances throughout the season.

But despite being a vital part of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side in recent years, a large portion of the Wembley crowed decided to greet the former Leicester City man with boos when his name was announced as part of the starting line-up, in Tuesday’s 3-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast.

United’s number five was given a much better reception at the Theatre of Dreams yesterday and former United right-back Gary Neville has backed the 29-year-old to play a key part in United’s future.

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Speaking on his podcast, Neville said: “You’ve got the Maguire situation [being booed] coming out of England this week even though I thought he did well today.

“The captain is struggling at this moment in time even though I’ve got long-term faith in him, I think he’ll be a player for Manchester United into the future.

“I think the new manager whoever it is? Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag will want Harry Maguire at the club.”

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