Speaking to the Mirror, Robbie Savage said: “Although Harry Maguire denies that there is any power struggle with Cristiano Ronaldo, one thing is undeniable: Manchester United are facing a massive month to keep their season alive.
“To come out on the right side of that daunting schedule, they will need strong, forceful leadership. Look at all of Man United’s successful teams under Sir Alex Ferguson and their captains were all big personalities.
“Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic. You would follow them all into the trenches. If Ralf Rangnick is concerned about Maguire’s form, I would consider making Ronaldo the skipper.
“Ronaldo has set a brilliant example to the younger players at Man United — always first in at the Carrington training ground, always the last to leave – so there’s no question he’s a leader of men.”
“For me, the major issue is whether Maguire is going to play every week under Rangnick. Being captain does not make a player undroppable, and in the short term it might take some of the pressure off him.”
It has been rumored that Ronaldo has spoken to Rangnick about replacing Maguire as Man United captain until the end of the 2021-22 season.
However, the reports were denied by the interim manager last week, with Rangnick stating that the center-back will remain as skipper.