Manchester United captain, Maguire has said that he is ‘sick’ of repeating himself that Ralf Rangnick’s side needs to improve their performance starting from their FA Cup tie with Aston Villa on Monday, amid reports of dressing room ‘crisis’.
Maguire said that the Man United dressing room is together and determined to get the Red Devils on a winning run and lift trophies this season.
Man United is going through a very slow start to life under their interim manager Rangnick, with many pundits writing them off.
Most recently, Man United fell 1-0 in front of their home fans to Wolves at Old Trafford, leaving them in seventh place in the Premier League table.
There have been reports of a crisis rocking the dressing room and suggestions of division among the players, with as many as 17 of them not being happy.
However, speaking with the national Sunday newspapers, Maguire explained that the players are “angry” with poor results but insisted that the “team spirit is good.”
Maguire said, “Make no mistake about it, I’m here for the fight and I know my team-mates are. I’m privileged to be captain and I’ve got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things around.
“For sure. I think it’s always been like that for United players and we have to deal with it. The most important thing for us is the fans, and we are letting them down. But the support at Old Trafford and at away games is still unbelievable.
“This team finished second last year and we have a better and bigger squad this year, so we have to show the right attitude. We have big players in the team; leaders. I’m sick of repeating myself but it can’t continue like this – we need to go on a proper run, starting Monday.
“I know what you’re saying and sometimes it can be good to have the ‘us against the world’ mentality. I know a lot was written about Sir Alex Ferguson’s teams and the way he used that to spur his players on. He obviously did that brilliantly. I’ve obviously seen a lot of criticism, and a lot of it is absolutely justified. But for me, with this team, it shouldn’t need criticism to motivate players. If players of this quality aren’t motivated to play for this club when they pull the shirt on, then there’s something wrong.
“For sure. From what the fans and ex-players have said, we get it. As I just said, a lot of it is justified and we all have to take massive responsibility, myself as captain as much as anyone, if not more. We’ve got to start playing well and winning.”