Rio Ferdinand questions how far Man United can go with captain Harry Maguire – Man United News And Transfer News


Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has criticised present skipper Harry Maguire, questioning whether or not United can ever win the league with the defence constructed round him.

Maguire joined the Reds from Leicester in 2019 for £80 million however has struggled for type this season and was dropped for United’s sport towards Watford on the weekend.

Talking on his YouTube channel Ferdinand questioned “Is Maguire going to allow you to win the league? That’s a query as nicely.”

The United legend believes Maguire’s lack of tempo is a giant concern coupled with what number of prime groups press defenders larger up the pitch.

He goes on to say, “The factor about somebody like Ralf Rangnick and all the highest groups now could be after they play, they play on the entrance foot and wish to win the ball excessive.

“Due to this fact, you want defenders that may defend on the midway line 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 if you’d like safety.”

“In case you can play 2 vs 2 or 1 vs 1 on the midway line, that allows you to have extra our bodies within the opponents half. Therefore why groups try this, to win the ball early and be nearer to the opposition objective.”

He goes on to reward United’s opponents for the execution of that tactic earlier than questioning, “Are you able to try this with Maguire?”

“If I’m a fast centre ahead or a fast attacker,” he continues, “I’d be hanging round the place Harry Maguire is.

“For all the great traits he has in his sport, that may be a huge weak point and that may be a elementary of all the highest groups, to play 1 vs 1 on the midway line.”

United are at the moment struggling to safe a Champions League spot subsequent season.

Though they’re nonetheless sitting in fourth in the intervening time, dropped factors final weekend allowed rivals West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal to shut the hole with United having performed extra video games than Spurs and The Gunners.

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