Harry Maguire and Ralf Rangnick: Ralf Rangnick explains why Harry Maguire is struggling for form
In the recent weeks, Manchester United captain and England international Harry Maguire, have found himself with a dreadful performance in the club’s draws against Southampton and Burnley, and he has been widely criticized, with some fans calling for his captaincy to be removed from him.
No doubt that Harry Maguire is failing to adjust to Manchester United‘s standards for center-backs, according to the United’s coach Ralf Rangnick.
However, Rangnick stated last month that he would not reassign Maguire‘s leadership, but admitted that Maguire is suffering from “some lesser moments” in recent games, but sees no reason to change the Manchester United captain from him.
‘I think when he came back after his injury he did extremely well. He had a very good performance, a very good game against West Ham,’ Rangnick said.
‘In the past two games, yeah he had some weaker moments, against Southampton and when we conceded the goal at Burnley, but he’s our captain and I don’t see any reason to change that.’
‘He’s a player who has to develop, get better, like all the other players,’ he added.
‘The way that we are playing now is new also to him because in the English national team he was used to playing in a back three and here at Manchester United, in most cases a back four, but still not being as proactive, not with that kind of rest defence always being on the front foot when we are trying to defend.
‘This is something also new to him and it will also take some time for him to get used to that, to get adjusted to that.’