Liverpool legend John Barnes has revealed Harry Maguire isn’t to be blamed for his struggles at Manchester United this season.
While Maguire’s displays for England have been impressive, his performances for Manchester United have been well below par which has led to criticisms from the likes of Roy Keane.
According to Barnes, Manchester United attacking players should be blamed for leaving the defence exposed which has affected Maguire.
“Harry Maguire is absolutely the right man to be Manchester United captain,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets .
“He’s playing in a back four that aren’t being protected. If Liverpool’s front three didn’t work as hard off the ball, the back four would also struggle.
“It’s not about any individual defender because Harry Maguire is a good defender, as are Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw.
“But the problem is, they’re just being left to defend when the rest of the team doesn’t apart from Fred and Scott McTominay who also need more hard done work in front of them.
“So, I don’t criticise Maguire at all because he’s a good defender for Manchester United and England but the way the team is playing, he’s being left to defend on his own which he can’t do so I don’t blame him at all.”