Ronaldo, Maguire in power struggle over Man Utd captaincy

Ronaldo, Maguire in power struggle over Man Utd captaincy

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire are reportedly locked in a power struggle over the Manchester United captaincy at the moment.

According to a report in The Mirror, the pair have been in conversation with interim boss Ralf Rangnick about a change of skipper for the rest of this season.

The idea is that Cristiano Ronaldo is handed the armband to take pressure off Maguire; but the England international is reluctant to agree as he doesn’t want to lose the captaincy permanently.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The report details that there is now a growing belief in the dressing room that the Portuguese star will take over as captain; while Maguire struggles for form at centre-back.

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A source explained: ‘Originally, Ronaldo was asking players to back Harry. But the problem is the manager now wants Ronaldo to mentor all these younger players.

‘That’s left Harry in no man’s land as he’s the captain and having to say and follow whatever Ronaldo says to keep everything sweet.”

The Portugal legend has been mentoring the younger players as per Rangnick’s instructions since the German arrived in November.

But Maguire is said to now feel ‘marginalised’ by Ronaldo’s role; especially in the dressing room.






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