It has not been a good season for Harry Maguire.
Coming off a summer in which he helped England reach the Euro 2020, many hoped the Manchester United captain could aid in pushing his club towards a title challenge in the 2021/22 campaign. The reality has been far different.
Over halfway into the campaign, the club have sacked their manager and find themselves embroiled in a battle to finish in the top four. As for Maguire, he has had his poorest run of form at Old Trafford over the last few months.
There have been suggestions that the 28-year old may give up the United captaincy for the rest of the season, with Cristiano Ronaldo rumoured to be keen on the armband. The report also suggested that Maguire was unhappy with the manner in which the Portuguese forward had undermined his authority in the dressing room.
Harry Maguire rubbishes reports of Cristiano Ronaldo feud
However, the Englishman has refuted those reports. He took to Twitter to say that the dressing room remain in good spirits ahead of crunch games against Leeds United and Atletico Madrid in the coming days.
I’ve seen a lot of reports about this club that aren’t true and this is another. Not going to start posting about everything that is written but I needed to make this one clear. We’re united and focused on Sunday. Enjoy your day everyone 💪🏻 @ManUtd https://t.co/YxLhQn8pqf
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) February 18, 2022
I’ve seen a lot of reports about this club that aren’t true and this is another. Not going to start posting about everything that is written but I needed to make this one clear.
We’re united and focused on Sunday. Enjoy your day everyone.
The next few weeks will define Manchester United's season. Not only do they have league fixtures against the likes of Manchester City, Spurs, and Liverpool over the next month or so, but the tie against Atletico Madrid also represents their final chance to win some silverware this season.
They certainly look like huge outsiders to win the Champions League, although Ralf Rangnick will hope that a good showing against the La Liga champions could help them reverse their recent trend of poor form.