UK News: Man United legend Nemanja Vidic urges Ralf Rangnick to DROP Maguire

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Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic insists Harry Maguire would benefit from being out of the limelight by only playing in the easier games.

The England international was once again at the forefront of criticism alongside many of his Red Devils team-mates as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat away to Everton to suffer a major blow in their hopes to bag Champions League football next season.

To make matters worse, Anthony Gordon's goal for the Toffees deflected off the £80million centre-back and went beyond goalkeeper David De Gea.

Nemanja Vidic insists Harry Maguire (pictured) would benefit from being out of the limelight © Provided by Daily Mail Nemanja Vidic insists Harry Maguire (pictured) would benefit from being out of the limelight Maguire was once again at the forefront of criticism after United lost 1-0 away to Everton © Provided by Daily Mail Maguire was once again at the forefront of criticism after United lost 1-0 away to Everton

That is just one of a number of high-profile mistakes the captain has made in what has been a tumultuous season, with the club currently set to miss out on Champions League qualification for next season.

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It is not only just at Old Trafford, fans are getting on his back either, as a section of Three Lions fans jeered Maguire's name when it was read out ahead of England's recent friendly at Wembley.

Nevertheless, Maguire was named in the Euro 2020 team of the tournament and has impressed previously, therefore it must be about finding a way back to top form for the former Leicester City defender.

Vidic, who made 300 appearances for the Red Devils during a trophy-laden spell under Sir Alex Ferguson, feels it's up to Ralf Rangnick to drop Harry Maguire for certain games to help restore his confidence.

Former defender Vidic is urging Ralf Rangnick (pictured) to drop Maguire for the harder games © Provided by Daily Mail Former defender Vidic is urging Ralf Rangnick (pictured) to drop Maguire for the harder games

'Every player has a problem with form at some time in his career,' Vidic told the Athletic. 'I did and it's clear that Maguire is not at his best this season.

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'The player needs to feel powerful and strong on the pitch again, not as it is now where he feels that it's not happening for him.

'It's difficult to play well when you're under so much pressure because people are waiting for you to make a mistake. You're asking me this and I'm replying as a coach.'

Vidic (pictured) says everyone goes through a spell of bad form like Maguire is in their careers © Provided by Daily Mail Vidic (pictured) says everyone goes through a spell of bad form like Maguire is in their careers

Some fans have even called for Maguire to have the captaincy taken away from him at Old Trafford and reports emerged earlier in the season that an unnamed team-mate had questioned former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's call to hand him the armband.

But both Solskjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick have resisted the urge to hand the captaincy over to star forward and United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Another former United star Wayne Rooney recently backed Maguire, insisting that he can be a big part of the Red Devils regaining their confidence.

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Wayne Rooney leapt to the defence of Manchester United captain Harry Maguire on Sky  © Provided by Daily Mail Wayne Rooney leapt to the defence of Manchester United captain Harry Maguire on Sky

The Derby manager said during Monday Night Football on Sky Sports: 'I like Harry (Maguire). I know him personally.

'He hasn't been in his best form this season as a lot of players haven't. He goes and plays for England and looks like a world-class centre-back.

'Again a lot of it is confidence. The players need to feel winning again and winning consistently to get that confidence back. If they do that, I think Harry can be a big part of it.'

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