Tue 12 April 2022 | 11:54

Ferdinand defends under-fire Maguire

The English defender is going through difficult days at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand defended

Manchester United


Harry Maguire

, comparing him with

Gerard Piqué

during the Spanish defender time at the club.

Maguire became the most expensive defender in history after moving from Leicester City to Old Trafford in 2019. However, he has not been able to perform well in the Red Devils' shirt and has spent one of his worst seasons this year. The United captain has been widely criticized by fans, but Ferdinand defended him, comparing him to Gerard Pique during his time at Manchester United.

"In an England shirt he’s been nothing but phenomenal. He’s been unreal. You can’t say he’s a dead player, he’s been unbelievable for England.

"What I’m saying is, for England he’s been great, but they play a particular way of football that probably suits him."

Former Man Utd captain added:

"Gerard Pique was at Man United, you could argue that he might not have had the career that he’s had at Barcelona if he stayed at Man United because of the way he plays.

"But [there is] also form and confidence. His confidence has taken a big knock.

"I don’t care who you are. You could be Messi, Ronaldo, Zidane, Mbappe all these players – if their confidence is low they are not the same player."









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