Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has advised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Harry Maguire for this weekend’s trip to Newcastle.
The 27-year-old has endured a miserable start to the campaign and was sent off on England duty in midweek, as the Three Lions lost 1-0 to Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.
With Solskjaer himself under pressure and needing a result at St James’ Park, Ferdinand has suggested it would be better if Maguire is taken out of the heat.
“Ole has a big job on his hands and I think quite an important role to play in this.
“I got brought off in one game, I think it was Middlesbrough away, the manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] spoke to me and said “get yourself back to basics, train well and you’ll come back in”.
“That’s what happened and I was fine. It’s just sometimes that bit of pressure being taken out that can actually help you,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.