RIO FERDINAND believes that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'can't trust' Harry Maguire in one-on-one situations.
The England centre-back has been virtually ever-present since joining the Red Devils in 2019.
Solskjaer, 48, appointed Maguire, 28, his new club captain last season, following the departure of previous skipper Ashley Young.
But that hasn't stopped Ferdinand, 42, raising concerns over the current incumbent of his old No5 shirt.
He told his YouTube channel: "I think that’s Ole’s biggest concern – can he leave Maguire one-v-one on the halfway line? Or Lindelof?
"It’s proven that you can’t as that’s not their main attributes.
"Harry Maguire is good at a lot of other things but that area, that’s one of his weak points."
The Red Devils have been linked with a whole host of centre-backs ahead of the summer transfer window.
United missed out on RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, after Bayern Munich sealed his signature for next season.
But Solskjaer's side continue to be linked with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Jules Kounde, Nikola Milenkovic and Pau Torres.
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One defender that Ferdinand does feel is thriving this season, is right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The former England captain continued: "I think [the style of play] is a massive point.
"I think Wan-Bissaka can be coached into that, I think he's going to have to do a lot of work on the training ground on the ball and with the ball.
"His strongest point, we saw against City, his ideal scenario is to be left one-v-one against the wide man. There's nobody better around than him."
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