Harry Maguire can’t handle the pressure of being Manchester United captain, according to his former Hull City team-mate Ahmed Elmohamady.
Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender when United paid £80 million ($126m) to sign him from Leicester in the summer of 2019.
The defender impressed in his first six months at Old Trafford and was rewarded with the captain’s armband, but has since struggled for consistency, leading to questions marks over his credentials.
Elmohamady also claims Maguire isn’t good enough to play for Manchester United.
“Harry was with me in Hull City and, in my opinion, he doesn’t have the level to be the Manchester United captain,” Elmohamady told beIN Sports.
“Man Utd need a player with a strong personality and I hope that the next manager will give the captaincy to Ronaldo if he stays.
“Ronaldo can handle this responsibility and pressure; however, Maguire can’t handle this pressure.
“So I think that the pressure he has by wearing the captain’s armband is affecting his performances.
“Maguire performed really well with Leicester, a team that competes to be in the top six of the Premier League and maybe this is his level.
“He doesn’t have the level to play for the biggest team in the history of England.”