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Former Manchester United Paul Ince is convinced Harry Maguire would be a better player if he had more protection from Ralf Rangnick’s midfield.
The English defender has been the subject of constant criticism this season, with United struggling to keep a clean sheet in what has so far been a disappointing campaign for the Red Devils.
Ince feels that, though Maguire need more help from the players in front of him to prevent him from being revealed.
He told Daily mail: “The thing with Harry Maguire is that he is not the fastest.
“He’s not a bad player, everyone loses form and regains form. Harry Maguire is now going through a period where everything he does goes wrong. And it gets magnified.
“For me, it’s not just Harry Maguire, it’s midfield. He gets absolutely no protection. If I play in midfield with Roy Keane, Harry Maguire will not be isolated, as he does in Man United.
“The last thing you want is to have someone like that [Armando] Broja, who is strong and fast against Harry Maguire, you have to make sure you have midfielders around Harry Maguire to protect him and help him out.
“The amount of times Steve Bruce was not the fastest. But I came across Keane or Gary Pallister because we knew it.
“For so many teams, it’s so easy to get through United. That’s why we see Maguire being punished so much because he has no protection whatsoever.”
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Pochettino was told to avoid Man Utd
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has been asked to avoid taking the Manchester United job this summer, with another Premier League manager tipped as a strong option instead.
The Red Devils will appoint a new permanent manager at the end of the season, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick stepping down and taking on an advisory role at the club.
The current two frontrunners for the job are rumored to be PSG boss Pochettino and Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag.
But while Pochettino is believed to be the player’s choice for the roleUnited’s board, along with Rangnick, are said to favor Ten Hag.
Despite his links to the post, Neil Warnock believes Pochettino should steer well around.
In fact, the former Sheffield United manager feels that current Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is much better suited to take charge.
told Warnock talkSPORT: “I think it’s a huge job. If I were Pochettino, I would not think of joining Man United.
“The only person I can think of now that I never thought of – I think Brendan Rodgers now might be a good move.
“Because I think Brendan is aware of how difficult it is also at Leicester. I think it might be a good time to switch.
“I think Brendan is dealing with these stars. So I do not see that Pochettino wants to come back because there is a hell of a lot of work.”
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