Rio Ferdinand reveals Maguire’s weak point in the Manchester United defence

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Manchester United signed Harry Maguire for £80m back in 2019 from Leicester City, and the 28-year-old has gone on to become club skipper in such a short time.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, believes Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has a defensive problem to work on, saying that the United defence lack speed in centre-backs Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, to be able to play a high line defence.

Rio Ferdinand hailed Maguire’s abilities but pointed out that a lack of speed is his biggest weak point.

“I think that’s Ole’s biggest concern – can he leave Maguire one v one on the halfway line? Or Lindelof?” Ferdinand told his YouTube channel.

“It’s proven that you can’t as that’s not their main attributes.

“Harry Maguire is good at a lot of other things but that area, that’s one of his weak points.”