“Hope that wasn’t the case”


One-time FA Cup winner Kevin Campbell has raised questions on potential “dissension” between Manchester United captain Harry Maguire and midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Campbell’s feedback got here within the aftermath of the Crimson Devils’ 4-0 humiliation by the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion on Could 7. Maguire began the sport on the bench, which noticed interim boss Ralf Rangnick hand the captain’s armband to Fernandes.

The Englishman ultimately got here on within the seventieth minute, however did not take the armband, which remained with Fernandes for the remainder of the competition.

Campbell was requested what he would’ve completed if he was in Maguire’s place throughout a dialog with Football Insider. He responded:

“If I used to be on the bench and approaching, the gamers would all the time give me the armband. Maguire didn’t get lots of minutes although so possibly it was one thing they labored out earlier than the sport.”

The previous Arsenal striker added that he was stunned by Fernandes not giving the armband to his membership captain:

“I might have anticipated Fernandes to provide the armband to Maguire so I’m stunned he didn’t. May there be dissension within the ranks? I hope that wasn’t the case.”

Campbell went on to hope that the occasion transpired because of the sport state of affairs. He concluded by opining that the under-fire Maguire is not the explanation for Manchester United’s issues

“I hope it was extra a case of they had been in ache, 4-0 down they usually weren’t fascinated about who will get the armband. One factor is for certain. The problem isn’t Maguire. It doesn’t matter who you play. It may have been eight on the weekend. Brighton don’t rating lots of objectives they usually beat them 4-0. It says loads.”

Manchester United have endured a dismal season

Manchester United had been poor towards Brighton, as evidenced by the outcome. The loss meant they’re now sure to finish the season with their lowest Premier League factors complete ever.

Even a win of their ultimate league encounter at Crystal Palace on Could 22 will solely get them to 61 factors, three decrease than the 64 they managed within the 2013-14 marketing campaign. They’ve additionally conceded 56 league objectives, probably the most they’ve ever let in over a single season.

That quantity is greater than each facet presently occupying the highest 14 spots within the desk besides Leicester Metropolis (56) and Newcastle United (61).

Manchester United are guaranteed their worst Premier League-era points tally after losing 4-0 to Brighton.They’ve also conceded more goals than any other league campaign.Historic for all the wrong reasons 😨 https://t.co/6RKcrWExC9

Manchester United will stroll out at Selhurst Park in 10 days time, having received simply considered one of their final 5 matches and two of their final 9 throughout all competitions.


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