Erik ten Haag should make Bruno Fernandes captain ahead of Harry Maguire, according to Manchester United defender Paul Parker.
- Maguire has barely been seen since August
- Fernandes remains the captain most of the time
- Parker thinks Ten Haag should change captaincy
what happened The former defender made 105 appearances for the Red Devils between 1991 and 1996, and felt that Ten Haag should make the switch as soon as possible, labeling the current situation “embarrassing”. Parker also hit out at Maguire’s defensive ability, describing him as “too nervous and too slow” to play for an elite-level side, while casting doubt on whether he could move elsewhere in the January window.
What they said: “Honestly, with the situation Harry Maguire Shame on you now” Parker said MyBettingSites. “The way he took the armband off Bruno Fernandes is pathetic. He should never have done that and Erik Ten Haag should now make the decision to take the armband off Maguire for good.
“I’m not sure if he will find a new club in January. Maybe he can go out on loan but it will be a small team from the bottom of the league. He can’t play for a top team like Man City, Liverpool or Newcastle because they are defending in a high line. He has a low block. He has to play for the defending team because he is too nervous and too slow to play for a big club.”
Big picture: Since United’s 4-0 defeat at Brentford in mid-August, Maguire has struggled for regular minutes under Ten Hag, but has rarely been started. 3-0 win over Bournemouth Last weekend. Fernandes has often taken the captain’s armband inside Maguire’s absence, And seems to have benefited The departure of Portuguese teammate Cristiano Ronaldo In mid-November, has posted one goal and three assists since that point.
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What next for United? Maguire, Fernandes and Co. will return to action in the League Cup on Tuesday, when Erik ten Haag’s side host Charlton Athletic for a place in the semi-finals.