‘He tries to do things he shouldn’t’ – Paul Parker offers assessment of Manchester United star who is ‘his worst enemy’


Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes club captain Harry Maguire is trying too hard, leading to costly mistakes.

The 29-year-old defender has made a number of mistakes this season which have put his place in the club’s starting XI at risk.

Harry Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City for a whopping £80m in the summer of 2019. His performances needed to be closely scrutinized after his big move. However, the England international hasn’t made it easy for him.

Maguire has made mistakes leading to goals against Leicester City and Liverpool this season. He was also booed by England fans at Wembley Stadium during the recently concluded international break.

Paul Parker has urged the United defender to go back to basics and remember the stature of the club he plays for. Speaking to BeMyBet, the 58-year-old reportedly said the following:

“Harry Maguire is his worst enemy because he tries to do things he shouldn’t be doing. He has to remember he’s not playing for Hull City or Leicester anymore, he’s playing for Manchester United.”

He added:

“I think he has to get back to basics. He has to defend properly, learn to defend properly. First and foremost he has to set his own game.”

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As things stand, Harry Maguire has made 33 appearances for the Red Devils this season and scored twice along the way.

Paul Parker also believes Maguire should not be Manchester United captain. The armband should instead go to David De Gea. He added:

“He’s the captain, but I think that needs to be removed. Then you have to have the right player to make it go. There’s only one player you can give it to, and I I said several times, and it’s David de Gea.

“Because he’s maybe the most respected player there because he kept them in their league position as best he could. There’s no one else.”


Manchester United need a win against Norwich City to keep their first four prospects alive

Manchester United will urgently need three points in their next Premier League outing against Norwich City on Saturday to keep their top four prospects alive.

As things stand, the Red Devils are seventh in the table, having amassed 51 points from 31 matches. They currently trail fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by six points.

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United enter their home game against Norwich after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Everton last weekend.


Edited by Arjun Panchadar




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