Manchester United: Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has taken to Twitter to deny recent reports of a power struggle with Cristiano Ronaldo as the club battle to end the season in the Premier League’s top four. It had been reported that Harry Maguire’s captaincy would be given to Cristiano Ronaldo to help the England star soak in all the pressure coming his way. Although, Maguire has been well below his best this season and it has been reported that the United skipper feels undermined by Ronaldo’s influence, with his continued role as captain questioned. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.
Manchester United: Man United captain Harry Maguire rubbishes reports of rifts with Cristiano Ronaldo amid ‘change of Captaincy’ rumours
United forward Marcus Rashford dismissed talk of a dressing room divide involving Ronaldo earlier this week and Maguire has denied the latest reports while a couple of week earlier even Brazilian midfielder had said the same about the rumours surrounding the huge club such as Manchester United.
I’ve seen a lot of reports about this club that aren’t true and this is another. Not going to start posting about everything that is written but I needed to make this one clear. We’re united and focused on Sunday. Enjoy your day everyone 💪🏻 @ManUtd https://t.co/YxLhQn8pqf
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) February 18, 2022
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“I’ve seen a lot of reports about this club that aren’t true and this is another,” he posted on Twitter on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match at Leeds. “Not going to start posting about everything that is written but I needed to make this one clear. We’re united and focused on Sunday. Enjoy your day everyone.”
United’s 2-0 win against Brighton on Tuesday lifted them back into fourth place in the English top-flight — the top four teams all qualify for next season’s Champions League. But the club, under interim manager Ralf Rangnick, faces a tough battle, with a number of other sides also in the mix, most of whom have games in hand.
Manchester United: Man United captain Harry Maguire rubbishes reports of rifts with Cristiano Ronaldo
It would be safe to assume that should mean this particular report is over but dressing room unrest rumours will probably still continue. Maguire won’t be helped if Ralf Rangnick suddenly decides to captain Ronaldo instead, even if it’s just for the remainder of the season.
However, the German boss has insisted in the past that he feels Maguire is the club captain and there’s nothing more to it. Rangnick also admitted the towering centre-back hasn’t been at his best this season and is still getting used to the new tactics.
He also stated that playing for England is different to United, though he was also quick to praise Maguire for improving in his performances of late. Fans have even called for him to be dropped in favour of Victor Lindelof or Eric Bailly. Raphael Varane is more or less the only certain pick for one of the centre-back spots.
Manchester United: Man United captain Harry Maguire rubbishes reports of rifts between him and Cristiano Ronaldo amid ‘change of Captaincy’ rumours