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Harry Maguire set to be dropped in opposition to Arsenal



Manchester United News: Harry Maguire has not had the best of seasons for the Red Devils. Hence Ralf Rangnick could reportedly drop the defender from his starting XI against Arsenal. 

The Red Devils were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield in their midweek fixture. Owing to this, Ralf Rangnick’s side dropped to the sixth spot in the Premier League table.

Manchester United’s defensive issues have been very prominent throughout the season. The Red Devils have conceded 48 goals in the Premier League this season. Only Leicester City with 51 goals have conceded more than United among the top ten teams in the standings.

The summer signing of Raphael Varane has not worked out as Manchester United had hoped for. To add to this, Harry Maguire has committed a lot of mistakes and has hence received a lot of stick from the supporters.

Manchester United News: Ralf Rangnick could drop Harry Maguire against Arsenal 

Manchester United News: Harry Maguire set to be dropped against Arsenal!
Manchester United News: Harry Maguire set to be dropped against Arsenal!

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Manchester United News: As per the Daily Mail, Harry Maguire will not start for Manchester United against Arsenal on Saturday. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is set to drop the center-back for two reasons. 

Firstly, the England international had a horrific showing against Liverpool as the Red Devils lost 4-0 at Anfield. The defender was at fault for two of Liverpool’s four goals and this enraged the United fans. 

Following the game, the fans started tweeting #MaguireOut on social media. The Football pundits were critical of Maguire’s performance and wanted him to be dropped. But this is not the main reason behind Ralf Rangnick’s decision. 

Secondly and most importantly, The Manchester United captain received bomb threats following the loss against Liverpool. Harry Maguire received an email that stated his house was going to be bombed.

Harry Maguire informed the police about this and his house was checked for any potential threats as well. The United captain lives in his Cheshire house with his fiancee Fern Hawkins and his two daughters.

The England International did attend practice after the bomb scare but Ralf Rangnick has reportedly decided to bench him. The Manchester United manager has reportedly done so to keep Maguire away from any more abuses for the time being.

United have a Do-Or-Die fixture against Arsenal on Saturday!

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Manchester United travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Red Devils would know full well that a loss against the Gunners would end their hopes for a top-four finish in the Premier League. 

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Arsenal are coming fresh off a 4-2 win against Chelsea. Hence it has to be seen if the defensive partnership of Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof could stop Bukayo Saka and his teammates in Saturday’s early kickoff. 


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