‘There Is History That Goes With It’: Ferdinand Shares Honest Opinion On United Captaincy

Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE podcast, Rio Ferdinand said: “The fact that Harry Maguire has had the armband has given him that grace. Which it would do. I think he was given it too early.

“It’s a hard enough job coming into Manchester United, getting your feet under the table and starting to feel comfortable as it is without the added pressure of being captain. Being captain is a massive responsibility.

“There is history that goes with it. You need to experience being there for a period of time to carry that weight. It was more important for Maguire to come in and concentrate on becoming a Man United mainstay than being captain.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Maguire captain immediately after the center-back moved to Man United from Leicester City in the summer of 2019.

Ralf Rangnick has stuck with the England international as skipper although Cristiano Ronaldo captained the Red Devils in Maguire’s absence against Wolves.

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