Harry Maguire is set to be dropped for Manchester United’s must-win game against Arsenal this weekend. The club captain was at fault for their 4-0 loss against Liverpool in mid-week, and has been harshly criticised by fans and pundits alike.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is reportedly set to relegate him to the bench for the game against Arsenal, in recognition of his recent struggles. Fans were also pushing the #MaguireOut tag on social media following another disappointing performance from the England international.
Harry Maguire won’t be starting against Arsenal this weekend
The £80 million tag that Manchester United paid for the former Leicester City defender is a big point that fuels the criticism of the centre-back. But, he has made several errors leading to goals over the last two seasons, which cannot be overlooked.
Recently, Harry Maguire was given a bomb threat via email. This week, the police carried out a bomb search at the Cheshire mansion he shares with fiancee Fern Hawkins and his two daughters. Nothing was found by the bomb squad dogs that the police came with, and he is now preparing for the weekend as normal.
Manchester United are currently behind Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for the top four spots. They will need to win against Arsenal to keep their hopes of making it to the Champions League alive. And dropping Maguire to strengthen the defense so that United can get a season-defining result would be Ralf Rangnick’s best bet.