(Video) Paul Merson defends under-fire Man United star ahead of Leeds United clash

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has come under intense fire recently following a series of underwhelming performances.

The Red Devils, led by interim manager Ralf Rangnick, are currently preparing to face arch-rivals Leeds United in what is expected to be a fierce away fixture.

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Speaking before Sunday afternoon’s blockbuster encounter at Elland Road, former Arsenal midfielder turned pundit Paul Merson has passionately defended Maguire and suggested that other members of United’s squad must also step up.

“I feel sorry for Harry Maguire. I don’t think they play to his strengths,” Merson told Sky Sports viewers. “I think the players on the pitch are letting him down.”

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