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Man United: Harry Maguire speaks out on reports of dressing room unrest

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford on January 27, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton -

The Man United captain admits he is ‘sick’ of his side’s poor run of form. 

Manchester United have continued to struggle for form after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. Despite a few signs of improvement, Ralf Rangnick’s side are still far from their best form.

United have won only five of their past 14 Premier League games. The sporting problems have also led to a division in the team’s dressing room. A report from Mirror claims 11 United players want to leave the club due to their situation under Rangnick.

In a new interview, United captain Harry Maguire has spoken about his side’s current form.

 He said (via MEN): “I’m the captain and leader in the dressing room, and I’ve had private conversations with the players and the management which will remain private.

“Make no mistake about it, I’m here for the fight and I know my team-mates are. I expect them to be and if they’re not then – like I said – there’s something wrong.

“We have a big squad. Of course, not all players will always be happy as they are not playing but that’s football and we all have to remain professional.”

He added: “We are all angry and want to do our best, which has probably come across on the pitch at times. But the team spirit is good, despite what people say.

“Being a professional footballer, you have to take criticism on the chin and react well to it. At the same time, you have to ignore the outside noise sometimes and just get your head down [in training].

“We know if we can put together a run of results then everything else takes care of itself.”

United will host Aston Villa in an FA Cup game on Tuesday before meeting them again in the Premier League five days later.