Harry Maguire says he has ‘huge respect’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian was sacked by Manchester United.
Solskjaer was dismissed after an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Watford.
Maguire was sent off during the game for picking up two bookings.
As a club captain, Maguire let Solskjaer down with his performance, as he has done in recent weeks.
Maguire did not address his form or sending off as he paid tribute to the manager.
He thanked Solskjaer for signing him and giving him the captaincy.
Maguire faces difficult next step
With Solskjaer gone, Harry Maguire faces the biggest challenge of his career.
Many United fans would like to see Maguire stripped of the captaincy, for a combination of poor performances and uninspired leadership.
While he is proud to have the armband, Maguire may benefit from having it taken away.
He will be suspended for the next Premier League game, giving United a chance to let another player be captain. It might just become permanent.
Even forgetting the captaincy, Maguire needs to fix his woeful form.
This season he has been error prone and lacks concentration over 90 minutes.
He may have done the right thing by paying tribute to Solskjaer with a classy message, but he is a player nobody at United wants to hear from right now – the time for talking and apologies ended a long time ago, action is required instead.
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