Patrice Evra has warned Manchester United club captain Harry Maguire that he only has one chance left to salvage his United career.
As reported in the Daily Star, Evra made his comments about the United captain in an interview with Betfair.
The Frenchman feels that if Maguire does not perform in this run of games with Raphael Varane injured, it may result in him leaving the club.
“If he misses this opportunity, I think he will have to leave the club,” Evra said.
Evra has urged United fans to give the centre-back their full support so he has the best possible chance of reviving his Old Trafford career.
“Now, if you are a true United fan, I beg you to give him a chance and support him,” added the former full-back.
Former United captain Evra explained that the England international is keen to return to his best form and believes he can seize this opportunity thanks to the support of Erik ten Hag and his team-mates.
“I know he can do it and he will have the full support of the coach and the players. (His time) will come and when he does he needs to show us the player he is.”
Maguire’s recent return from injury was timely for both him and United, with Raphael Varane injured and Victor Lindelof’s illness keeping them out of the weekend’s victory against West Ham United.
Maguire weathered The Hammers’ late attack well to help secure a gutsy 1-0 win, a result that maintains United’s impressive run of form.
The England man may have done enough to see him start the remaining matches leading up to the World Cup, which will no doubt please Gareth Southgate with the tournament just weeks away.
However, the pairing of Varane and Lisandro Martinez have excelled so far this season and it would be a huge surprise not to see the pair reunited after the World Cup if Varane is fit.
Despite the support of Ten Hag, it is clear that Maguire is no longer considered the first choice at the club and his long-term future may lie elsewhere, whether he improves or not.
United Matchday Magazine – Stay informed on all things red. Take a seat for the Real Sociedad match and join the debate on United’s hottest topics!
Get all the match preparation, articles, news, riddles, nostalgia and humor. Online soccer content like you’ve never seen it before. No ads, no clickbait, no fake news – just 100% pure United. secure online ordering Click Preview to see more or shop for just £1.25 / $1.50 Limited Time Offer: SAVE £10 On A Season Pass – Use Discount Code SEASON35 At Checkout.