Giorgio Chiellini Pinpoints Maguire’s £80 Million Price Tag As The Reason For His Struggles At Manchester United

Italy and Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini has said that he sympathizes with Manchester United captain Harry Maguire for his struggles at the club level.

The former Juventus defender now playing for Los Angeles FC has said that the England international’s £80 million price tag has caused many to have high expectations of the player, affecting the player’s football.

Harry Maguire has lost his place in Manchester United’s starting XI this season, with Erik Ten Hag favouring a partnership of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. The club’s supporters booed him during their pre-season tour in Australia and by England fans during an international friendly.

The former Leicester City defender struggled last season. His last season’s struggles continue into the new season. He has now lost his place in the Manchester United starting XI as the new coach Erik Ten Hag favours a centre-back pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, and his lack of club football could put his World Cup dreams in jeopardy.

Former Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini sympathizes with the England international.

“I am sad for Maguire’s situation because he is a good player,” the 38-year-old, who moved to LAFC in the summer after 18 years with Juventus, told The Times.

“They require too much of him. Just because they paid £80 million for him, he has to be the best in the world every match? It’s not right. The value of the market is dependent on many aspects you can’t control. It’s not your fault.”

The Italian noted that Maguire might not be in the league of Manchester United club legends like Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, but he is still good enough to represent the club and remains an important player for his national team.

“I am sad for Maguire’s situation because he is a good player,” the 38-year-old, who moved to LAFC in the summer after 18 years with Juventus, told The Times.

“They require too much of him. Just because they paid £80 million for him, he has to be the best in the world every match? It’s not right. The value of the market is dependent on many aspects you can’t control. It’s not your fault.”

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