“Give somebody else a chance” – Berbatov tells Rangnick to drop this Manchester United player against Tottenham Hotspur

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick to drop Harry Maguire for this weekend’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Berbatov told Betfair: “I played with some great leaders at United, such as Nemanja Vidic and Wayne Rooney, and when things are not going well for the team the finger is always pointed at the captain.

“Harry Maguire can perform better. He knows that. The mistakes he is making are damaging his ability to lead the team. He needs to correct his positioning and work on his decision-making.

“It’s not easy, when you are under pressure, but I have been there and that is the nature of playing for a top club. It is part of being a professional. You need to deal with it.

“Ralf Rangnick can step in here. Maybe he needs to give Maguire a rest and give somebody else a chance.”

Manchester United welcome top-four rivals Tottenham to Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Antonio Conte’s Spurs are two points behind fifth-placed United but have two games in hand.