'Imagine being Ronaldo and Maguire is your captain' - Bayern star Alphonso Davies mocks Man Utd over skipper choice

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Cristiano Ronaldo should have the armband over Harry Maguire at Manchester United, Alphonso Davies has suggested, with the Canadian having made a joke about the Portuguese having to call the England defender "captain".

The veteran forward returned to Old Trafford last summer but has struggled to fire them back to their former glories, with the club set for another season without silverware.

Much of the blame has been directed towards Red Devils skipper Maguire, who leads the team over Portugal captain Ronaldo, and Bayern Munich and Canada star Davies admits he cannot believe the centre-back is the man who calls the shots.

What has been said?

"Can you guys imagine [that] you're Ronaldo, right?" Davies asked his followers on his Twitch channel. "One of the greatest players ever, in the 21st century.

"Harry Maguire is your captain. You refer to him as captain – I don't know what he says to him."

The left-back added: "I'm not dissing Harry Maguire, but Ronaldo should get the armband, man."

Will Man Utd change their captain?

This is not the first time the decision to hand Maguire the captaincy at Old Trafford has made headlines.

Indeed, there were reports of a rift in the United camp, with the Daily Mirror having reported that there was a "power struggle" taking place.

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England defender Maguire denied the report on social media back in February, while Ralf Rangnick has continued to support his skipper, despite his below-par performances in the 2021-22 campaign.

It seems unlikely that United will now change their captain before the end of the season, although the new manager at Old Trafford, who could well be Erik ten Hag, may have other ideas.

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