An anonymous Manchester United star “ is questioning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s call to make Harry Maguire captain six months after joining, ” as more reports of locker room disharmony emerge.
- The aftermath of Manchester United continues after losing to Leicester and Liverpool
- Harry Maguire’s appointment as United captain has reportedly been questioned
- Maguire was named captain just six months after signing for Leicester
Discontent at Manchester United continues with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being questioned by a first-team player as to why he appointed Harry Maguire as the club’s captain.
The Red Devils are struggling right now, having conceded nine goals in their last two Premier League games: a 4-2 loss at Leicester City on October 16 that was followed by a humiliating 5-0 loss at home. against their bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
And according to reports, a clear meeting between the players and management occurred just two days after the previous result, and the players did not hold back their opinions.
A teammate has reportedly questioned Harry Maguire’s status as Man United captain
Maguire was officially named United captain in January 2020, just six months after joining.
In an open meeting, an unidentified player questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision.
The times He claims that one aspect that had irritated a member of the squad was Maguire’s promotion to captain just six months after joining the club.
The England central defender signed a £ 80 million contract with Leicester in August 2019, but in January 2020 he received the bracelet permanently.
The 28-year-old was chosen ahead of players like David de Gea and Marcus Rashford, who were older members at Old Trafford and had been patrons at times during that 2019-20 season.
‘He’s [Maguire] Get in and be a leader in the group. I was not surprised, but I have been impressed by his leadership skills, so Harry will continue to wear the bracelet, ” Solskjaer said at the time.
‘He’s walked in and everything about him tells me he’s a leader. It is part of a group that we have had, that has been leading this young group.
‘Ashley [Young] It has been, of course, Marcus is a young boy, but also David, Harry. So Harry will continue to wear the bracelet now.
David de Gea had also been United captain during the 2019-20 season and was a member with more years of service.
However, the situation of the Maguire captaincy was not the only issue discussed during the meeting.
Another player criticized some of his teammates for an apparent lack of motivation in training.
Solskjaer’s tactics and favoritism were also criticized, as another member asked him why he is so reluctant to switch to a losing team, especially when others are performing well in training.
As reported by Sportsmail; Despite mounting pressure, Solskjaer is ready to suspend his coaching performance but still fears for his long-term future at the club.
Solskjaer trained at Carrington on Tuesday for the first time since United’s 5-0 defeat of Liverpool, a display called “disgraceful” by veteran players.
The Norwegian is preparing the team for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham amid intense scrutiny and some members of his squad question whether the slide can be stopped under his guidance.
Sportsmail he understands that United, which gave Solskjaer a new three-year deal over the summer, planned to review the 48-year-old’s position in December.
However, the irritating surrender at Old Trafford last weekend has accelerated that process. Board-level talks between co-chair Joel Glazer, Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold took place on Monday.
United were unprepared for such a terrible run of results, with Solskjaer’s side losing five of their last nine games.
So far the club’s board has resisted trade requests, and the Norwegian is expected to remain in charge of Spurs. Sir Alex Ferguson and former President Martin Edwards visited Carrington on Tuesday afternoon, with United insisting the pair were attending a pre-planned engagement.