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Maguire told he’s “not a leader” after putting team-mate in “terrible position”

Harry Maguire has lived life under the spotlight since becoming the world’s most expensive defender in the summer of 2019.

The big-money Manchester United signing has been an ever-presence in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since joining from Leicester.

He has also worn the armband since being named club captain shortly before Ashley Young’s departure in January 2020.

Yet some are still unconvinced.

Former United star Paul Parker has now claimed Maguire is “not a leader” and called for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring in two new centre-backs to try and replace him.

He accused the England star of putting team-mate David de Gea in a “terrible position” with his mistake in their recent clash with Sheffield United.

Harry Maguire has been told he is “not a leader” by ex-Man Utd star Paul Parker

Parker said, per The Sun : “Despite the position that Manchester United find themselves in the Premier League, they still need to strengthen in the transfer market this summer.

“Regarding the centre-backs, people talk about bringing in a new partner for Harry Maguire, but I would look at bringing in two centre-backs, why can’t it be a player who comes in and plays alongside Victor Lindeloff?

“Harry Maguire is not a leader, he plays the game for himself, he sits way too deep, he dribbles for the sake of dribbling and runs himself into cul-de-sacs.

De Gea was left in a "terrible position" by Maguire's poor clearance against Sheffield United
De Gea was left in a “terrible position” by Maguire’s poor clearance against Sheffield United

“The goal against Sheffield United he put David De Gea in a terrible position, and he made a terrible clearance which people then blamed the goalkeeper.

“Sometimes you need to look at the build-up to see the mistakes.

“I have always been unsure about Maguire since the day Manchester United signed him. When they paid £80m, the club didn’t buy an £80m centre back, it was great business by Leicester.

“Despite the position that Manchester United find themselves in the Premier League, they still need to strengthen in the transfer market this summer.

“Bringing in competition for places always helps players to improve their game. You look at Luke Shaw this season, he has really upped his game since the signing of Alex Telles.”

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