Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that the Red Devils are letting the fans down.
Ralf Rangnick‘s side have struggled to produce eye-catching performances since the German took over and find themselves seventh in the table at this midway stage.
Man United are only four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand, but Maguire has admitted that the Red Devils’ recent performances have been unacceptable.
“The most important thing for us is the fans. We are letting them down. The support at Old Trafford and at away games is still unbelievable. United have a history of coming out fighting – and that’s exactly what we will do. We have to!,” Maguire said, as quoted by The Mirror.
“This team finished second last year and we now have a bigger and better squad, so we have to show the right attitude. We’ve got big players in the team – leaders. I’m sick of repeating myself, but it can’t continue like this. We need to go on a proper run, starting Monday.
“I’m the captain and leader in the dressing room. I’ve had private conversations with the players and the management – and they will remain private. But make no mistake about it, I’m here for the fight – and I know my team-mates are. I expect them to be – and if they’re not then there’s something wrong.”
Man United take a break from league action to take on Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night.