Former United legend Parker: Maguire is not a leader, his purchase was a mistake and should be removed


Paul Parker has asked Manchester United to seek a replacement for captain Harry Maguire after claiming the center-back ‘is not a leader’.

Maguire transferred to Old Trafford for milionë 80 million in August 2019, making him the most expensive defender in the world ever, but he has not always shown his worth.

There have been a number of high-profile errors from the former Leicester City defender and he was recently to blame for United accepting a late draw against Everton after keeping five players in the ‘game’.

While United have invested heavily in defense in recent years there has been talk of signing someone else to play alongside the 27-year-old, but former Reds defender Parker believes the signing could be in place of the Englishman.

“Despite the position that Manchester United find themselves in the Premier League, they still need to strengthen in the transfer market this summer,” Parker initially told The Sun.

“When it comes to center-backs, people talk about bringing in a new partner for Harry Maguire, but I would look at the behavior of two center-backs, why can’t there be a player coming in and playing alongside Victor Lindelof?”

“Harry Maguire is not a leader, he plays the game for himself, he stays very deep. “In the goal against Sheffield United, he put David De Gea in a terrible position and he made a terrible clean-up which people then blamed on the goalkeeper.”

“Sometimes you have to look at the construction to see the mistakes. “I have always been insecure about Maguire since the day Manchester United signed him.”

“When they paid milionĂ« 80 million, the club did not buy a milionĂ« 80 million center-back, it was great business from Leicester,” concluded the two-time Premier League winner. / Telegraphy /

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