Erik ten Hag has opened up on the collapse of Harry Maguire’s proposed £30 million transfer away from Old Trafford. The former captain had been widely expected to join West Ham this week.
“Obviously we’re all devastated,” ten Hag told Soccer on Sunday. “To have the dream of no Harry within our grasp only for it to be cruelly snatched away? Some people believe in the Christian god or the Muslim god, but for me this is proof that there is no such thing. Unless he is wicked and enjoys the suffering of mankind.”
“Morale is low,” said the 53 year-old. “When Harry walked back in this morning, some of the younger boys burst into tears. Bruno put his fist through a partition wall and accidentally knocked out Steve McClaren on the other side. Steve has a concussion and broken jaw, so we must continue without him for 8 or 9 weeks.”
“Luke Shaw took it hard,” added ten Hag. “He was just rocking back and forward saying, ‘I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.’ But obviously Harry is a member of our team, and we support him.”