In his post-match interview with TV3, a reporter asked Harry Maguire if he was the right captain for Manchester United.
The center-back replied: “Well, of course, I’m the captain of this team. I’ve been the captain for three years now so I have great belief in myself and know our responsibilities.
We have to stick together because we’ve got games left in the Premier League and got to put smiles back on the faces of our fans because they deserve better.”
The reporter then asked him how he intended to do that and Maguire said: “We’re gonna stick together, myself as captain there’s a huge responsibility.
“We don’t play for two and a half weeks but we need to recover, regroup and stick together.
“That’s the most important thing and then the next Premier League game, we’re ready to fight for this club.”
Questions have been asked by fans and pundits alike as to whether Maguire is the right leader for the Red Devils and his response shows why people have these concerns in the first place.
At present, things don’t look good for Maguire and co. We can blame the referee all we want but it shouldn’t have come to a point where one decision by the referee meant we crash out of the Champions League.
The 1-0 loss to Atletico also means United’s trophy drought is set to continue.