'Maybe not': Ally McCoist says £80m Manchester United player isn't good enough to start for Arsenal
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'Maybe not': Ally McCoist says £80m Manchester United player isn't good enough to start for Arsenal

Ally McCoist has told TalkSPORT that Harry Maguire isn’t good enough to play for Arsenal after conceding that the defender will leave Manchester United.

Maguire will return to Old Trafford following England going out of the World Cup. The £80 million defender was integral to the team as they reached the quarter-final in Qatar.

Prior to the World Cup, Maguire had slipped down the pecking order at United. He’s not considered the first choice by Erik ten Hag and his future has come into question.

The 29-year-old signed for United in 2019 for a fee of £80 million. He has made 153 appearances and has seemingly constantly been up against his critics.

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At the World Cup, Maguire fetched up 50 caps for his country. Despite his struggles for United, it’s fair to say that he’s never let England down over the years.

McCoist believes Maguire will definitely leave the club in the near future. But, although he feels he’s good enough for Tottenham, he’s not quite so convinced about his ability to play for Arsenal.

He told TalkSPORT: “I don’t think he may move, I’ll go one further – I think he will move.

“Clearly he will want to play. Straight away off the top of my head, I’d say he’s good enough for Spurs. Arsenal? Maybe not at this moment in time.”

McCoist says Harry Maguire isn’t good enough for Arsenal

With Arsenal sitting pretty at the summit of the Premier League, this isn’t really an untoward comment. The Gunners have Gabriel and William Saliba at the moment and both are flying.

Maguire should do whatever he can to get out of United though. It seems unlikely that he will revive his form at Old Trafford and as a result, a move away from the club would perhaps suit all parties.

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The player is vastly experienced but he’s simply lost his way at the moment. Some of the criticism he’s faced has been really cruel and his form for England showcases that he’s not become a bad player.

McCoist hasn’t said anything wrong though. Given Tottenham’s defensive frailties prior to the World Cup, Maguire would be better served there than he would with Arsenal at this moment in time.

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