•  Harry Maguire was booed by England fans and is returning to captain Man United against former club Leicester this weekend.
Ralf Rangnick breaks silence on Manchester United captain Harry Maguire

Ralf Rangnick says Harry Maguire is a ‘very valuable player’ for Manchester United as he prepares to resume his captaincy at the club.

Maguire was booed by some England fans when his name was announced before their friendly victory over the Ivory Coast at Wembley on Tuesday, which the national team manager Gareth Southgate described as ’embarrassing’.

Although Maguire has had such a chastening season with United he was sarcastically cheered off by some when substituted against Atletico Madrid two weeks ago, Rangnick does not believe Maguire will receive a similar reception at Old Trafford from United fans.

Maguire is set to lead United against former club Leicester on Saturday, having endured a nightmare at the King Power Stadium in a 4-2 humbling in October.

When asked if he had spoken with Maguire, Rangnick said: “Not yet, but I speak regularly since I’m here. He knows my position towards him, he’s been a very valuable player, the captain of the team and the club, and also my captain.

“I didn’t understand what was going on at Wembley, but I’m pretty sure it won’t happen in our stadium with the Red Army behind the team and the club also behind the captain.

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