Amidst worries about the onfield performances of defender Harry Maguire, Manchester United Manager, Ralf Rangnick has insisted the England international remains the club captain.
Rangnick said despite the player’s dip in form, he sees no need to strip him of the captain’s hand band.
A section of the club’s fans had called for Maguire’s removal as United captain following his errors in recent games but his manager says no need for a change just yet.
“I think when he came back after his injury he did extremely well. He had a very good performance, a very good game against West Ham,” Rangnick said.
“In the past two games, yeah he had some weaker moments, against Southampton and when we conceded the goal at Burnley, but he’s our captain and I don’t see any reason to change that.”
The United boss in defending the player added that Maguire plays a different style with the English National Team and another style at the club level so may be struggling with adapting to the different styles on the pitch.
“He’s a player who has to develop, get better, like all the other players.
“The way that we are playing now is new also to him because in the English national team he was used to playing in a back three and here at Manchester United, in most cases a back four, but still not being as proactive, not with that kind of rest defence always being on the front foot when we are trying to defend.
“This is something also new to him and it will also take some time for him to get used to that, to get adjusted to that,” Ragnick said.
Naija News reports Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City in 2019 and was named United Captain in January 2020 by former manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He has made 132 appearances for the Red Devils since his record £80m transfer.