Ahmed Elmohamady, Harry Maguire’s former Hull teammate, says: “He’s not at the level to be Manchester United captain.”

Harry Maguire is ‘not at the level’ to be Manchester United captain, according to former team-mate Ahmed Elmohamady.

The 29-year-old England defender, has faced criticism this season for his below-par performances and costly mistakes.

Speaking to beIN Sports, former Hull City team-mate Elmohamady has claimed that Maguire ‘can’t handle’ the pressure of the armband.

He said: ‘Harry was with me in Hull City and, in my opinion, he doesn’t have the level to be the Manchester United captain.

‘Man United 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.’

Maguire was appointed captain at Old Trafford back in January 2020, just five months after becoming the world’s most expensive defender by signing for £80million from Leicester.

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