Harry Maguire ‘is not a leader’ and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should consider replacing his captain, says former Manchester United defender Paul Parker.
The two-time Premier League champion says the England defender has failed to live up to his £80million price tag.
Manchester United want to sign a long-term defensive partner for Maguire but Parker believes there are serious questions about his future role in the team.
The ex-England international, 56, told the Sun: ‘Despite the position that Manchester United find themselves in the Premier League, they still need to strengthen in the transfer market this summer.
‘Regarding the centre-backs, people talk about bringing in a new partner for Harry Maguire, but I would look at bringing in two centre-backs, why can’t it be a player who comes in and plays alongside Victor Lindelof?
‘Harry Maguire is not a leader, he plays the game for himself, he sits way too deep, he dribbles for the sake of dribbling and runs himself into cul-de-sacs.
‘The goal against Sheffield United, he put David De Gea in a terrible position, and he made a terrible clearance which people then blamed the goalkeeper.
‘Sometimes you need to look at the build-up to see the mistakes.
‘I have always been unsure about Maguire since the day Manchester United signed him. When they paid £80m, the club didn’t buy an £80m centre back, it was great business by Leicester