Harry Maguire has been advised to relinquish his United captaincy next season and return to “basics” in order to reclaim his best form.
Following a dismal season, Maguire has been pressured to relinquish the captaincy. United finished sixth in the Premier League, despite being projected for a title challenge prior to the 2021/22 season. The defender was singled out for particular criticism.
Many United supporters believe Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Old Trafford last summer, would be a better captain choice. According to reports, Maguire and Erik ten Hag will have a showdown before the start of the new season.
And it spilled over into his England performances this summer, to the point where he was booed onto the field against Hungary at Molineux. Maguire has struggled to keep things together after a meteoric rise to the top of the game that really only began at the 2018 World Cup finals. With all the off-field shenanigans that have gone on at Old Trafford in the last 12 months, including dressing room rows and a change of manager, Maguire has struggled to keep things together after a meteoric rise to the top of the game that really only started at the 2018 World Cup finals.
Mikael Silvestre, a former France international who wore the armband on an irregular basis throughout his nine years at Manchester United, has now broached the idea of relinquishing the position to allow himself a chance to regain his game head. “It’s difficult,” remarked the 44-year-old former left-back.
“It’s a two-pronged challenge. Because being a captain necessitates being a technical leader, which necessitates playing at your best.