Die Ikone von Man Utd, Cole, kritisiert Rangnicks Idee, dass die Spieler „abstimmen“ sollten’ für Kapitän

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Andy Cole has blasted Ralf Rangnick’s idea that the captain should beelectedby the players amid Harry Maguire’s poor form this season.

Das rote Teufel have endured a turbulent campaign.

Maguire's form has come under fire and his captaincy has been questioned

Maguire’s form has come under fire and his captaincy has been questionedAnerkennung: GETTY
Rangnick believes the captaincy should be put to a vote

Rangnick believes the captaincy should be put to a voteAnerkennung: SHUTTERSHOCK
United legend Cole says voting on captains isn't done in England

United legend Cole says voting on captains isn’t done in England

From the sacking of legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, extending their trophy drought to over five years and missing out on a top-four finish.

And things could yet get worse as United could find themselves playing Europa Conference League football next term.

David Moyes’ West Ham could do the unlikely and beat Premier League table toppers Manchester City on Sunday to draw level on points with United and edge them out to sixth-place on goal difference.

But one of the main talking points this season has been club captain Maguire’s leadership and form.

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The England international has become a lightning rod for criticism and has faced calls for him to be stripped of the captaincy and dropped from the starting eleven.

And interim manager Rangnick expressed last month that hestrongly” Seitdem hat sie versucht, die Quelle ihres Widerstands gegen die Hymne und die Vorbereitung auf die traditionelle Zeremonie nach dem Rennen zu erklären the captain should be elected by the team and not installed by the manager.

It is a system Rangnick says is used in his native Germany which has also been adopted by other Prem bosses such as City’s Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

But United legend Cole says that’s not how it’s typically done in Englandespecially at United.

Maguire's league stats for Man Utd this season
Maguire’s league stats for Man Utd this season

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Fellow greats Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and Steve Bruce didn’t rise to the captaincy at Old Trafford via a vote from their peersthe players knew what they weregoing to get”.

Speaking exclusively to SunSport ahead of a Masters Football event in association with Bookmakers.com, Cole said: “What they do in Germany is not what they do in England.

If Harry had a really good season, they wouldn’t be talking about the captaincy.

He’s had a tough season like everyone else. Letzten Endes, no doubt he will address that come next season.

Man Utd have had some unbelievable captains; [Bryan] Robbo, Roy [[object Window]], [Steve] Brucey.

“Unglücklicherweise, they don’t make them like that anymore.

So when you talk about voting on the captain in Germanythat’s Germany.

“In England, Man Utd didn’t vote on Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane.

They didn’t vote on those because they’re players that you know what you’re going to get.

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The final decision on who will wear the captain’s armband next season will be made by incoming boss Erik ten Hag.

But whether Rangnick, Wer wird move into an advisory role diesen Sommer, will have an influence on Ten Hag’s decision is yet to be seen.