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Struggling Harry Maguire is warned by Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick after recent poor performances

HARRY MAGUIRE has been told his form must improve – by his own manager, Ralf Rangnick.

But the Manchester United caretaker manager refused to bow to demands that the defender be removed or stripped of his captaincy.

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Harry Maguire has been told his form must improve as Manchester United captainCredit: Getty

Maguire, 28, has had a particularly difficult season this term with plenty of poor performances, including another against Southampton on Saturday.

And that led to many supporters wanting the world’s most expensive defender of all time to have a spell on the sidelines.

Rangnick asking for 85 million pounds Maguire simply accustomed to playing in defence – despite regularly playing for United, England and Leicester.

The German, who also admits his players are afraid of being upsetsaid: “I think after he came back from injury he did very well, with a very good performance against West Ham.

“He’s our captain and I don’t see any reason to change that.

“But he is a player who has to grow and get better, like all the other players.

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“Our way of playing is very new. In the England national team, he is used to playing a three-man formation.”

“He’s in a four-man back here but not as proactive. It’ll take him a while to get used to it.”

A part of the Red Devils fans want to see Raphael Varane partner Victor Lindelof in the back line, starting the match against Brighton tonight.

That came on the back of two failed performances by Maguire at Burnley and then against the Saints, where he has been. mocked for ‘defensive without looks’ and luckily didn’t get a penalty.

Before United and Three Lions forward Michael Owen beat the centre-back.

Owen said: “I scared him off and it was pretty embarrassing.

“He didn’t have the pace at the best of times but he was more dominant there.

“His lack of pace is a real problem. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again.

Manchester United need to replace Harry Maguire

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“Goal, he could have been pressed up but he’s petrified with that space in the back.”

Legendary United midfielder Rio Ferdinand slams Maguire after his nightmare at Turf Moor.

Asked about his under-performing performances this season, Ferdinand said: “This season, you’ve seen that. [below-par performances].

“I’m not sure if it’s a physical and mental Euro hangover, I’m not sure. There is no consistency of a player you would expect of that stature. “

And former United centre-back Kleberson added: “Manchester United need to sign some signings at centre-back to replace Harry Maguire.

“He’s a great player and leader, but there are too many moments where he doesn’t show, especially when playing against an opponent or against fast players. He needs it. help in defense.

“They need someone faster, stronger in the air, who can predict what’s going to happen and can stop counterattacks.”

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Ralf Rangnick is struggling to get the best out of his fired squadCredit: AFP

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