Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has named himself and three teammates as the experienced heads in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dressing room.
Solskjaer is building a youthful squad at Old Trafford as he focuses on the long-term rebuild, but its still important that the Norwegian keeps strong leaders that demand high standards and can nurture the younger players.
And Maguire, who has been in excellent form since being handed the permanent captaincy in January, noted Victor Lindelof, David De Gea and Juan Mata as important figures in the dressing room.
“I see myself as quite a presence on the pitch and quite vocal around the lads,” Maguire told Inside United, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“We’re a young group and we need experience and we have the likes of Victor, David and Juan, who are really experienced around the dressing-room.
“We need to help these young boys develop and make sure we develop into a top team and go and start challenging for big trophies.
United also have Nemanja Matic amongst their ranks who has history of Premier League success with Chelsea.
While Solskjaer is building an exciting young squad, it’s imperative he finds a balance with experienced leaders who can help accelerate his rebuild and turn United into a title challenging force.
United have an important summer transfer window ahead of them and need to strengthen at right-wing, defensive midfield and up front if they to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.
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