Date: 9th March 2023 at 9:00am
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Manchester United face Real Betis in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Thursday. 

The Red Devils have endured a mixed couple of weeks, lifting the Carabao Cup at Wembley ten days ago before falling to their joint-heaviest ever defeat at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.

Erik ten Hag will be demanding a reaction from his players, but United face a Betis side that have been impressing in La Liga this season and currently sit fifth in the table.

Regardless of how successful this season proves to be for United, it appears that Ten Hag will be looking to rebuild his squad this summer.

The Dutchman has a number of players on his wishlist, but new reports claim that the club must first sell some players to raise funds.

According to ESPN, club captain Harry Maguire is one player that could be sold during the upcoming summer transfer window.

The centre-back has started just five Premier League games so far this season, and is therefore one of the players that United are most likely to let go.

Maguire is one player that Manchester United could consider selling this summer

Maguire, 30, joined The Red Devils from Leicester City back in 2019 and remains the most expensive defender in history.

He was a regular under previous managers, but the arrival of Ten Hag last summer triggered a decrease in his playing time.

Having started United’s first two league games – defeats against both Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford – the defender has since been used primarily as a substitute, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane Ten Hag’s first choice pairing.

In January, Maguire was reportedly the subject of interest from fellow top flight club West Ham United, but his current employers refused to let him depart.

The centre-back’s current contract runs until 2025, but he may face a difficult decision this summer if United put him up for sale.

In total, the England international has made more than 160 appearances for United, but their recent Carabao Cup triumph marked the first senior trophy of Maguire’s career.

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