Parker said that it is much more than being a club captain than the price of a player or his ability. The 57-year-old expert believes Maguire was never the right choice for Manchester United captain.
In a conversation with BonusCodeBets (via TalkSPORT), Paul Parker said:
“Manchester United gave the captain’s armband to Harry Maguire too soon. This surprised many people; it didn’t make any sense and it didn’t fit well from day one. “
“With the captain, it doesn’t matter who has the highest transfer fee or who is the best player. There is much more to it than that. He is not a real player to be the captain of Manchester United at the moment, and he has a lot in his game that needs to be corrected. “
Paul Parker also said Manchester United spent too much on Harry Maguire when they signed him Leicester City as early as 2019. Parker added:
“The amount of money Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire was too much. Manchester United wanted to buy it, made a big song and danced around the fees, and then they did it and paid for it. “
United paid £ 80 million back in 2019 to provide the services of Harry Maguire. Since then, the England international has always had divided opinions about his defense and his leadership on the field.
The 28-year-old defender became the club’s captain just six months after signing a contract with Manchester United, after Ashley Young transferred to Inter Milan.
Both Maguire and Manchester United continue to fight for consistency
Both Manchester United and Harry Maguire have continued to fight for consistency this season. The Red Devils are in the middle of a futile series, which includes just one win in the last six games in the Premier League.
Harry Maguire himself had some bad games. The 28-year-old defender had a bad game against Leicester City. His mistake directly resulted in Youri Tielemans’ goal in United’s 4-2 defeat at King Power Stadium.
Maguire again had a bad game against Liverpool as he came along with Luke Shaw which resulted in a goal by Diogo Jota. Manchester United suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat that night at Old Trafford.
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