Neville blasts Man Utd fans for bemoaning Maguire staying as captain

Gary Neville clashes with Man United fans, telling them to stop ‘BULLYING’ Harry Maguire over Erik ten Hag’s controversial decision to keep him as captain… and turning on supporters calling him a ‘clown’ for backing him

  • Harry Maguire was confirmed as Manchester United’s captain on Monday
  • Erik ten Hag’s decision was met with frustration by many Red Devils supporters
  • Club legend Gary Neville stuck up for Maguire, calling out for fans criticising him

Gary Neville has taken to Twitter to condemn Manchester United who are furious at Harry Maguire keeping the captaincy going into the upcoming season.

The much-maligned centre back was roundly criticised by fans and pundits alike last season for his displays in an underwhelming season for himself and the club.

As detailed by Sportsmail last month, the England defender’s future had been in doubt after his form and leadership was called into question by some of his own team-mates.

Gary Neville has criticised Man United fans moaning about Harry Maguire staying as captain

United boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed Maguire will continue as Manchester United captain

Ten Hag said the England ace is ‘an established captain’ who has ‘achieved a lot of success’

However, in a show of defiance for the 29-year-old; new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag revealed on Monday that Maguire will keep the armband.

The Dutchman said in a press conference during United’s pre-season tour of Thailand: ‘I have to get to know all the players, but he’s an established captain and he’s achieved a lot of success.’

Upon hearing the news that Maguire will be captain once again, Neville – who won 17 major honours during an illustrious career at United – tweeted ‘Good!’ sparking a backlash on social media.

Within 24 minutes of his post, Neville had 400 replies with many aghast at his viewpoint – causing the club legend to hit back.

After replying to some supporters on the social media platform, Neville reiterated his stance by tweeting: ‘So the same United fans fuming with me for applauding the decision to keep Maguire as captain seem to be without knowing criticising the new manager for his decision. Maybe support Maguire and stop bullying him on here! The new manager obviously likes him.’

Maguire struggled all season and his leadership was questioned by some of his team-mates

The 47-year-old’s retort came after being called a ‘p****’ and a clown by some uers on social media.

After being called a ‘p****’, Neville quote-tweeted a reply: ‘You having a go at me or our new manager that selected him as the captain?’.

In response to: ‘You’re just an established clown who just advocates for English players even when they’re useless,’ Neville hit back with: ‘Sorry to inform you it’s a Dutch manager that’s selected him as captain not an English clown.’

In a softer stance, one United fan tried to reason that patience had worn out for Maguire among fans.

‘We did support Maguire countless times, but he doesn’t have the backbone to lead the team,’ they wrote.

This prompted Neville to reply: ‘ETH thinks he does!’.

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