Harry Maguire (Getty Images)
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire
rejects former captain Roy Keane’s assertion that the team lacks leadership and
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will look to
continue their perfect start to the Champions League group stage at Istanbul
Basaksehir on Wednesday amid a poor start to the Premier League.
United may have a game in hand but 15th
spot remains well short of expectations, with Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal
seeing them start a season with four winless home league matches for the first
time since 1972/73.
Club great Keane was watching from the
stands as part of his role as a pundit and was cutting in his assessment of his
former club, saying he does not “see guys you want to be in the trenches with,
guys you trust”.
The former midfielder said he was worried
as he did not “see any leaders out there right through the whole team” –
comments rejected by current captain Maguire.
“Well, I can say I haven’t seen his comments,
but we don’t look on what’s happening, especially after a negative result,” the
United skipper said.
“We don’t bring the negativity into the
place. We stay positive.
“I can for sure say there is a lot of
leaders in the squad. I am the captain and I’ve got a lot of leadership around
me as well, staff and players, so, for sure, there’s a lot of leaders in this
Solskjaer was also asked about Keane’s
remarks, with the United boss avoiding criticising his player or former
“Roy has always been outspoken and I’m very
glad that I’ve got the players that we have here with us,” the Norwegian said
ahead of the Group H trip to Turkey.
“We’ve got different jobs and Roy’s job is
to give his opinion and I always listen to Roy.
“But we move on here with a great group of
players, strong group of players, and I’m sure we’ll see a response.”
– TEAMtalk media
Read More: https://www.kbcchannel.tv | For More Sports | Visit Our Facebook & Twitter @kbcchanneltv | Making The Invisible, Visible