Fan Starts Petition Calling For Harry Maguire To Be Removed As Manchester United Captain
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A fan has set up a petition calling for Harry Maguire to be removed as Manchester United captain.
Maguire, who was named as skipper by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020 following Ashley Young's departure, has been criticised this term for a number of poor showings.
Fans were left stunned by Maguire's positioning for two of the four goals Liverpool put past United in the 4-0 hammering at Anfield on Tuesday night.
And one supporter has seemingly had enough of Maguire. The fan went over to Change.Org to demand the £80 million man be stripped of the captaincy.
The description reads: "Dear Man Utd fans, we are sick of this $80 million dollar flop parading as our captain. The very fact that he cost 80 million pounds is a sham and a win on the seller's side.
"The club is for the people and the people have spoken! Stripping Harry Maguire of club captaincy is a step in the right direction for our climb. If it possible, sell him too.
"Our patience has been worn out! Enough is enough. Make Manchester United Great Again. Listen to the fans! Sign the petition."
The petition, which is signed off with, "From Concerned Fan", has attracted close to 5,000 signatures so far.
If recent reports are anything to go by, then the fan, and thousands of others, may just get their wish.
It's said that Maguire could be stripped of the captaincy once Erik ten Hag is appointed as the club's new manager as expected.
The England defender has come under intense scrutiny in recent times and addressed his performances this season in an interview prior to the Liverpool loss.
But Maguire was accused of lacking self awareness in his interview, claimed "there’s a reason why" he has been playing every game.
Harry Maguire: "I wouldn't be playing every game for #mufc in the starting eleven if I'd been playing bad every game or not playing well enough. There's a reason why both managers have put me in the starting eleven every game." #mulive [@footballdaily] pic.twitter.com/U9r1S54Nds— utdreport (@utdreport) April 19, 2022
“I wouldn’t be playing every game for Manchester United in the starting eleven if I’d been playing bad every game or not playing well enough,” Maguire told Sky Sports.
“There’s a reason why both managers have put me in the starting eleven every game.
"But I do also understand that I'm the captain of this club, I cost a lot of money, and when things aren't going too well and we're conceding goals, I'm going to get criticised."
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