Rio Ferdinand has urged Harry Maguire to be a extra demanding voice within the Manchester United dressing room.
United’s management has come beneath intense scrutiny this week after membership legend Roy Keane slammed the first-team squad after their weekend defeat by Arsenal and questioned whether or not or not there are any pure leaders on the membership.
Membership captain Maguire continues to divide opinion since his arrival from Leicester final yr and Ferdinand admitted he’d wish to see extra from the England worldwide.
Ferdinand spoke about his personal time at Previous Trafford and urged Maguire to embrace his function as captain by demanding extra from his teammates.
“We’re missing confidence in sure areas, we acquire a little bit of confidence in midweek (after beating RB Leipzig 5-0) however do they get too assured?” the United nice mentioned on his FIVE YouTube channel.
“I noticed Maguire saying they have been patting one another on the again an excessive amount of. Come up with that workforce – he’s the captain. I hope he’s getting in there and telling folks ‘hear, we aren’t the completed article, we’ve acquired masses to do, pull your socks up’.
United’s momentum was halted in disappointing vogue as they have been overwhelmed by Arsenal at Previous Trafford on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet went into the sport unbeaten because the October worldwide break after wins over Newcastle, PSG and RB Leipzig, and a draw in opposition to Chelsea someplace in between, however by no means acquired going in opposition to the Gunners.
Fortunately – on this condensed season – the subsequent match isn’t far-off, and United tackle Istanbul Basakeshir within the Champions League this week.
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“I don’t know if that’s occurring. The captain of Man United. There’s all the time been leaders in that dressing room pulling folks apart to verify they keep on their recreation.
“I keep in mind chatting to Nani, it was two or three phrases: ‘assists and objectives’ or ‘shoot on sight.’ Growth, that’s it. It doesn’t want essays. Generally it’s brief and sharp.
“Are these conversations occurring? It isn’t only for the administration to cope with that, generally the gamers want to face up and put it on folks.”