“Who do you think deserves to be captain?”
ONENEWS.MY.ID – Harry Maguire is in the spotlight due to his inconsistent form with Manchester United in the 2021/22 season. And referring to this, now the English defender is being asked to hand over the position of team captain to a player who is earlier and more experienced at Old Trafford, David De Gea.
This was conveyed directly by the legend of The Red Devils, who was also the captain of the team, Rio Ferdinand, the figure who is now active as a pundit expressed the opinion that Maguire was still too early to be appointed as team captain.
“I think he was given too early. It’s a pretty tough job to get into Manchester United and start to feel comfortable like that without the added pressure of being captain,” Ferdinand said on his YouTube podcast, Vibe with Five.
Maguire himself was brought by Manchester United from Leicester City in the 2019 summer transfer market for a dowry of 80 million pounds or around Rp 1.5 trillion. And only five months
From the distance he bought, Maguire was immediately lined up as team captain by the then Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Being captain is a big responsibility, there’s history that goes with it, a big burden on your shoulders. You need to experience being there for a certain period of time to carry that burden,” added Ferdinand.
Ferdinand considers that the person who is currently more appropriate to be team captain is David De Gea, where the Spanish goalkeeper has gone through a long time of ups and downs with Manchester United.
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De Gea himself is currently the most senior player in terms of how long he has defended Manchester United.
The 31-year-old has been at Manchester United since the 2011/12 season in which he signed from Atletico Madrid.
“David de Gea would be my choice because of the time he has there and he knows what it takes to win,” said Ferdinand.
For Ferdinand himself, it is much better for Maguire to focus on his role as a player instead of being labeled as captain of the team that burdens him.
Rio Ferdinand has dubbed Harry Maguire’s Manchester United captaincy a mistake.
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“It’s more important for Maguire to concentrate on being Manchester United’s mainstay than being captain,” continued the 43-year-old man.
Manchester United is currently still struggling in the Premier League where De Gea and his colleagues are still struggling in the middle of the table, precisely in 7th place with a collection of 31 points.
Ralf Rangnick’s team is still four points adrift of Arsenal who is ranked 4th and the difference is very far from their city rivals, Manchester City at the top of the standings with 22 points.
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