Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was sent off in the second half of the 4-1 loss to Watford, a defeat that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lose his job as coach.
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Rio Ferdinand thinks Michael Carrick should take Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire is ‘out of the line of fire’ as his bad form continues.
The England international has been well below his best levels for most of the season, but especially since returning quickly after injury last month.
He received two yellow cards in just six minutes and the 28-year-old failed to prove his outspoken critics wrong.
The central defender went into a confrontation during the last international break after celebrating a goal by placing his hands over his ears in what appeared to be a message to his critics.
But those doubts only increased in the wake of Watford’s crush, with United’s leaky defense scoring 21 goals, a figure only lower than Norwich Warwick lost. Newcastle.
Carrick was appointed interim manager after Solskjaer was sacked and will take charge of United Champions League A clash with Villarreal on Tuesday.
And while Maguire is already suspended next time Premier League Confronted, Ferdinand urged the new man in charge to give him a break altogether.
“Harry doesn’t want to hear this, but I just think sometimes you need to get you out of the firing line,” Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel.
“He had a long summer, a fairly successful summer with England. He played a lot of football, came back to United and it looks like physically and mentally there is a hangover there.
“He’s not going to get himself out of it, I’m not going to do that either, I’ll try to play myself through it, but at the moment his performance hasn’t reached the level required, for him, for Manchester United. The tape he set himself wouldn’t be there.
“I saw Gary Neville talking about it the other day when he was having a nightmare after three or four summers when he was playing football for England and Man United and needed a vacation.
“I think Harry Maguire might be at this point now.”
Metro Sport The claim that Maguire is struggling under the pressure of being United’s captain, a decision that has reportedly been questioned within the confines of the dressing room.