Ex-Man Utd defender urges Solskjaer to replace ‘selfish’ Maguire

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to find a replacement for Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.

The England defender has had an inconsistent season, despite being an ever-present in the heart of United’s back four.

Ex-United defender Paul Parker, who won two Premier League titles with the Red Devils in the 1990s, says he was never convinced by Maguire and Solskjaer should be looking for a couple of new centre-backs this summer.

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

“Regarding the centre-backs, people talk about bringing in a new partner for Harry Maguire, but I would look at bringing in two centre-backs, why can’t it be a player who comes in and plays alongside Victor Lindelof?

“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.

“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.”

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“Sometimes you need to look at the build-up to see the mistakes,” the pundit added.

“I have always been unsure about Maguire since the day Manchester United signed him. When they paid £80million, the club didn’t buy an £80million centre back, it was great business by Leicester.

“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.”

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