Manchester United team have no leaders, club legend claims

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed the club have no leaders and refused to name Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes as captain materials.

Ahead of United’s 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir, Ferdinand told BT Sport: “We were there the other day watching this game [West Brom].

“It’s not just about Ole on the sidelines, or Mike Phelan or Michael Carrick talking on the sidelines, but sometimes you need a player.

“Bruno, who you don’t mind giving the ball away because he is the creative spark right, but he gave the ball away very cheaply probably about four times before half-time.

“I am sitting there looking around the team thinking who is going to be onto him? Who is going to be telling him? I would have been screaming.”

Despite the influence of Bruno Fernandes who has been superb since signing for the club and Harry Maguire who has been a strong defensive block for the team, Ferdinand doesn’t see both as leaders.