The former Manchester United and Irish captain Roy Keane was on Sky Sports The Overlap with Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher and the Irish man defended Harry Maguire as the Red Devils captain. Keane believes Maguire should hold on to the captaincy.
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“It reflects badly on the group at the club that he was given the captaincy just after arriving. Surely there was somebody in the club where they had been there for five or six years and had played a few hundred games for United? They obviously didn’t have great belief in De Gea to be the captain.
That’s the biggest worry, the lads that were there, not that Harry got it when he walked through the door for a big fee. When you go to a big club you do need time to settle in, you need to learn the ropes. To be fair to Harry, he was thrown under the bus when he was given this captaincy…
I used to say it to myself, ‘keep it simple stupid’. I see him doing things on the pitch there where he is trying to beat players on the edge of the box and you think ‘hold on a second’. This is common sense, just clear your lines. We saw it against Atletico, he was trying to beat somebody in the box and ended up rolling it back to the keeper from two yards away, cut that crap out.
Don’t worry about the leadership or Ronaldo, there will always be big players in the dressing room…
If Ronaldo or these other lads are trying to run the show or take over your leadership, you can also put marks down in training with people. You put your marker down that you’re a senior player and follow me.”
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