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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies takes swipe at Harry Maguire and backs Cristiano Ronaldo in captaincy row

BAYERN MUNICH star Alphonso Davies took aim at Harry Maguire while weighing in on the Manchester United captain debate.

Maguire, 29, has come under fire for his performances this season with some suggesting Ronaldo should take over the captaincy.


There has been debate over whether Cristiano Ronaldo should take over as Manchester United captain from Harry MaguireCredit: AP
Alphonso Davies believes Ronaldo should be skipper due to his standing in the game


Alphonso Davies believes Ronaldo should be skipper due to his standing in the gameCredit: AFP

And now Davies has joined in, sharing his disbelief that Ronaldo has to look up to Maguire as his skipper.

Appearing on a live Twitch stream the defender said: “Can you guys imagine. Can you guys imagine… take this in.

“You are Ronaldo… One of the greatest players ever. And what’s his name is your captain? Harry Maguire is your captain?

“And you refer to him as, “Yes cap”. I don’t know what he says to him.

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“Bro. I’m not dissing Harry Maguire but Ronaldo… Ronaldo should get the armband man.”

Davies is not alone in his thinking with Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards expressing the same feeling.

Richards called for Ronaldo to be given the armband until the end of the season after Maguire was criticised following United’s Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid.

The former Manchester City ace said: “Certainly, Harry is going through a difficult period of form.


“There is nothing wrong with casting a critical eye towards a player when they aren’t reaching the levels you expect and I wouldn’t be taken seriously if I suggested that all was currently well with his game.

“It’s not my role to defend people, but the reason I feel so passionately about why the captaincy should be moved on to Ronaldo — for the time being — is based on everything Harry is experiencing on a personal level.”

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