Harry Maguire insists there are a ‘lot of leaders’ within the Manchester United dressing room within the wake of damning criticism from membership legend Roy Keane following Sunday’s 1-Zero defeat by Arsenal.
The previous United captain – a seven-time Premier League title winner at Outdated Trafford – was incensed after watching Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect droop to a 3rd defeat in six video games this season.
“The place would you like me to begin?” he ranted, after being requested to analyse United’s efficiency. “We spoke earlier than the sport about being on the front-foot, being aggressive and exhibiting high quality… however the place was it? The place was the standard?
“You’re taking part in for Man United since you’re anticipated to interrupt these groups down, you’re anticipated to run again, you’re anticipated to roll your sleeves up. That’s what taking part in for Man United is about.
“On prime of all that there was a scarcity of power, enthusiasm, an actual lack of high quality and that basically involved me within the second half once they have been getting in half first rate positions and chasing the match however [there was] no high quality. No composure.
“A number of the performances have been actually poor. Ole have to be scratching his head.
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“We stored speaking after the Spurs sport and whether or not they turned a nook [after that game]. It’s the longest nook ever.”
Talking forward of Wednesday’s Champions League conflict at Istanbul Basaksehir – which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2 – the Pink Devils skipper hit again at Keane’s remarks and stated the membership had no intention of bringing any ‘negativity’ into the constructing.
“Effectively, I can say I haven’t seen his feedback however we don’t look on what’s taking place, particularly after a destructive consequence,” Maguire stated.
“We don’t deliver the negativity into the place. We keep optimistic. I can for positive say there’s a variety of leaders within the squad.
“I’m the captain and I’ve acquired a variety of management round me as nicely, workers and gamers. So, for positive, there’s a variety of leaders on this squad.”
Maguire has come out preventing in defence of the United squad after Keane’s criticism[/caption]
Keane’s hard-hitting feedback have been additionally put to supervisor Solskjaer, who remained unfazed by his former teammate’s claims and got here out preventing in defence of his squad.
“Roy has at all times been outspoken and I’m very glad that I’ve acquired the gamers that we now have right here with us,” the Norwegian stated. “We’ve acquired completely different jobs and Roy’s job is to offer his opinion and I at all times take heed to Roy.
“However we transfer on right here with an ideal group of gamers, robust group of gamers, and I’m positive we’ll see a response.”