Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has told the Red Devils to drop Harry Maguire in order to fix his poor form.
Maguire’s place in the side, and his captaincy, have come under criticism from Manchester United’s fans this season, as he has struggled for form throughout the season.
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The £80million centre-back had the cruel luck of Anthony Gordon’s strike deflecting off him and going in beyond goalkeeper David de Gea for the goal.
Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has now offered Maguire his advice, urging Rangnick to play him in the easier games as he also went through the similar spell during his stint at Old Trafford.
“Every player has a problem with form at some time in his career,” he told The Athletic.
“I did and it’s clear that Maguire is not at his best this season. I think you can do a few things and one of them is not to play every match as you try to find form again and get confidence.”
“A coach could play him in easier games, not that there are many in the Premier League, and take him out for harder matches. The player needs to feel powerful and strong on the pitch again, not as it is now where he feels that it’s not happening for him.
“It’s difficult to play well when you’re under so much pressure because people are waiting for you to make a mistake.”
“It’s not a problem if a player says to his coach that he’s not feeling great on the pitch,” he added.
“If he says: ‘Give me a break, give me a couple of weeks to regroup and train well and then play again’.
“I had some horrible games for United and needed to find my peace and grow again.”
With the defeat to Everton on Saturday, Manchester United are running out of next season’s Champions League, sitting seventh on the log with six points off fourth and with just seven games remaining.