Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham believes there is no way back for Harry Maguire under Erik ten Hag.

The world’s most expensive defender finds himself out of favour under the Dutchman and despite being the Red Devils’ club captain, Maguire has found himself dropping further down the centre-back pecking order.

Ever since the domestic season has resumed following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the former Ajax manager has picked left-back Luke Shaw over Maguire to play at centre-back on several occasions.

The former Leicester City man has Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Shaw ahead of him, and Sweden’s national team captain Victor Lindelof is also competing for minutes.

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Teddy Sheringham gives his verdict on whether Harry Maguire has a future at Manchester United

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United’s number five hasn’t started back-to-back Premier League games since Ten Hag suffered defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford to kickstart his tenure at Old Trafford.

The 53-time England international has made just two further top-flight starts this season since the Reds were battered 4-0 at Brentford in August.

While Sheringham has no doubt that Maguire excels when on international duty, United’s former marksman believes that the 29-year-old may have to leave the Theatre of Dreams in order to pursue regular first team football.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Sheringham said: “I’ve always been a big admirer of Harry Maguire. You could see over the last couple of years at Manchester United that they haven’t really worked on the back four, but every time he’s played for England he’s never let them down.

“He looks a composed centre-half when he plays for England.

“He’ll be back, I don’t think he’ll be back for Manchester United. When Luke Shaw plays at left side centre-half instead of the big man, I think the writing’s on the wall.”

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