Paul Parker has been less-than-impressed with Harry Maguire at Manchester United…
Manchester United Football Club find themselves in second place in the Premier League table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves massive credit for that.
His Red Devils are playing some lovely stuff, in fact, they’re top scorers in the division. However, they’ve conceded more goals (30), than any other team in the top nine…
Obviously, the back line has to be held accountable. That has to change. Either our players improve or new faces will be arriving in the summer. It really is that simple.
Well, one player who is coming in for criticism recently is Harry Maguire. The Reds captain has made some pretty glaring errors this season, which simply cannot be ignored.
Now, ex-Red Paul Parker has admitted he’s been left unimpressed with the United star, labelling him someone who ‘plays the game for himself’ and admitting he’s always been ‘unsure’ since the day the move was sanctioned…
Check out what Paul Parker had to say here:
“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.” Parker told The Sun.
“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.”
There’s nothing we can do about the transfer fee. Look, United think he was worth that much and they obviously could afford it, so I honestly don’t care about that as it doesn’t affect my life in the slightest.
However, some performances from our captain have been questionable. Yes, there have been plenty of colossal displays from United’s number five, too, but those glaring mistakes just cannot be ignored.
For what it’s worth, I reckon some of this criticism is unnecessary. I still believe Maguire needs to be given the perfect partner and at least one more season alongside someone new. He’s got what it takes within his locker to command a title-winning side. I just don’t think Victor Lindelof is the right guy to be sat there next to them…
Although I agree with the majority of what Parker says, I don’t think publicising it does anyone any good. You’d hope that a former Red would publically back their man, rather than throwing him out to the wolves…