Shocking: Solskjaer replies when questioned over Harry Maguire captaincy at Man Utd |

Shocking: Solskjaer replies when questioned over Harry Maguire captaincy at Man Utd

Solskjaer replies when questioned over Harry Maguire captaincy at Man Utd

Shocking: Solskjaer replies when questioned over Harry Maguire captaincy at Man Utd

The discontent at Manchester United continues with under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly questioned by one first-team player over why he appointed Harry Maguire as captain of the club.

The Red Devils are going through turmoil at present

Having conceded nine goals in their last two Premier League matches – a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on October 16

That was followed up by a humiliating 5-0 home loss to bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

And according to reports, a clear-the-air meeting between players and management occurred just two days

After the former result – with players not holding back on their opinions.

The Times claims that one aspect that had irked a member of the squad was the elevation of Maguire

The captain just six months after joining the club.

The England centre back was signed in an £80million deal from Leicester in August 2019

Although, by January 2020 he was handed the armband on a permanent basis.

The 28-year-old was picked ahead of the likes of David de Gea and Marcus Rashford

Who were longer-serving members at Old Trafford and had been skipper at times during that 2019-20 season.

Solskjaer replies when questioned over Harry Maguire captaincy at Man Utd

‘He’s [Maguire] come in and been a leader in the group”

“I’ve been, not surprised, but I’ve been impressed by his leadership skills, so Harry will keep on wearing the armband,’ – Solskjaer said.

‘He’s come in and everything about him tells me he is a leader”

Maguire is part of a group that we’ve had, that have been leading this young group.

‘Ashley [Young] has been of course, Marcus is a young lad”

“but also David, Harry. So Harry will keep on wearing the armband now.’

The Maguire captaincy situation wasn’t the only issue discussed though during the meeting.

Another player criticised some of his team-mates for an apparent lack of motivation in training.

Solskjaer’s tactics and favouritism was also lambasted, as another member asked him why he is so resistant to change a losing team – especially when others are performing well in training.

As reported by Sportsmail; despite the mounting pressure

Solskjaer is set for a stay of execution as manager but is still fearing for his long-term future at the club.

Solskjaer took training at Carrington on Tuesday for the first time since United’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool

A display labelled ‘embarrassing’ by senior players.

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