Man Utd star Harry Maguire to be ‘benched’ by Ralf Rangnick for crunch Arsenal clash

Ralf Rangnick reviews Liverpool defeat

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Ralf Rangnick is reportedly preparing to bench Harry Maguire for Manchester United’s crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal. The Red Devils are likely to need all hands on deck after a crushing defeat to Liverpool last time out, but struggles for form and a sickening bomb scare could see the interim boss take the bold decision to leave his captain out of the starting XI. 

United’s woeful result against Liverpool was made more ominous by Arsenal’s triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge the following night. The Gunners therefore come into Saturday’s encounter full of confidence as they march towards the top four, while United’s players and fans are seemingly on the verge of giving up hope. 

The Athletic claim that Rangnick is prepared to bench Maguire after a troubled few weeks was capped off by a bomb scare at his family home. Cheshire Police confirmed that they had been ‘called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area’, adding: “No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday, 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.”

Maguire is believed to be preparing for this weekend’s fixture as normal, but Rangnick seemingly feels that removing him from the spotlight could be beneficial for all parties. The England international has left many Red Devils fans frustrated with his performances this season, and Tuesday’s 4-0 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool did little to turn things around. 

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