Harry Maguire will miss Manchester United’s derby against Manchester City due to an injury sustained while on England duty.
Erik ten Hag insists he has faith in Manchester United captain Harry Maguire and is confident the center-back will recover from his injury.
“First of all of course, I have to coach him, I have to back him,” Ten Hag told journalists at Carrington.
“But I back him because I believe in him and in the period I have worked with him, pre-season was good. I would say he was really good in training and in games.
“Then he falls out [of the team], but that is also to do with the good performances of the centre-backs I am playing now. But I can see qualities and even after not being in the team, he has played really well.
“More importantly the quality was really there and you can see in his career, he is almost on 50 caps for England, and already with Leicester and United, he has performed really well.
“What you see is a high potential. Then it is about him. The players in the dressing room, the coaches, the manager, we all believe in him and now it is about him. That is what I told him. I am sure he can do it and he will turn this around, I am really convinced of that.”