Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince has blamed the club’s players for captain, Harry Maguire’s struggles at Old Trafford.
Ince believes Maguire would be a better player at Man United if he had more protection from his teammates in midfield.
Maguire has come in for criticism this season with his performances well below average as Man United have struggled to keep clean sheets.
But Ince feels the England defender needs more help from the players in front of him to avoid leaving him exposed in the heart of Man United’s defence.
“The thing with Harry Maguire is he is not the quickest,” Ince told the Daily Mail.
“He’s not a bad player. Everyone loses form and regains form. Harry Maguire is going through a period now where everything he does he is making mistakes and it is getting magnified.
“For me, it’s not just Harry Maguire, it’s the midfield. He gets absolutely no protection. If I am playing in midfield with Roy Keane, Harry Maguire does not get isolated like he does at Man United.
“The last thing you want is to have someone like [Armando] Broja who is strong and quick against Harry Maguire, you have got to make sure you’ve got midfield players around Harry Maguire to protect him and help him out,”