Harry Maguire has told Manchester United he wants to discuss his future at Old Trafford.
The England international who rarely gets playing time wants to know if he can secure regular game time elsewhere.
Since being replaced by manager Erik ten Hag by Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof, the centre-back wants to remain available for Gareth Southgate on the international level.
Previously, Maguire has been linked with Aston Villa and his future at United has been in doubt after the 31-year-old’s on-field switch off and has been targeted by fans for scrutiny in recent months.
Maguire, who has less than two years left on his current contract, wants more playing time, or he’d rather look elsewhere if it meant playing regularly again.
“I am not going to sit here all my life and play once a month and if it carries on, I am sure myself and the club will sit down and have a chat. I want to play minutes, I want to play football,” Maguire said.
“I want to fight for my place but, of course, game time is really important to me.
“It’s not my decision whether I start the next game or not. I’m unsure about that. In a couple of weeks, I’ll go back and find out. It has been tough, I want to play games.
“I want to feel important to the club and to the rest of the team. At the moment, I haven’t been playing anywhere near as much as I would like. That is the bottom line.”