Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, admits that the club captain Harry Maguire is in contention for every game his team plays.
This is coming on the back of United's 2-0 win to Everton on Saturday as the English international, who fell out of favour at Old Trafford, helped the Red Devils to a 13th clean sheet of the Premier League season so far.
Maguire's performance in that game impressed the Dutchman who was emphatic in his praise for the club captain.
"It is not that easy for Harry [to be rotated with the other centre-backs]," Erik confessed as he spoke to reporters at Old Trafford.
"And then if you then deliver the performance he did today, really well done, in and out of possession, dominating and dictating.
"That is my demand on him and he transferred it to the pitch."
Following an improvement in Maguire’s game of late, the United boss described the skipper as "a very good player" while previewing Thursday's Europa League quarter-final clash against Sevilla.
"For every game, he is in contention because he is a very good player," ten Hag told journalists.
"We have seen on Saturday also how good he is in the team - in terms of team cohesion he was doing really well.
"So he is always in contention, but we have more.
"I am happy how my team is defending.
"I think we are defending with 11 and have a great cohesion, which brings us so many clean sheets."
Ten Hag's postion on Magurie's place in his team is a ray of hope for the 30-year-old defender who previously bemoaned his lack of minutes at Old Trafford.