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Harry Maguire names only Man Utd player who ‘performed to a level’ this season

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The Man Utd captain believes every player failed to perform at their best apart from CR7.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the only Manchester United player who ‘performed to a level’, according to Harry Maguire.

The forward impressed on his return to Old Trafford and was the club’s top-scorer with 24 goals in all competitions in an otherwise disastrous campaign for the club.

Man Utd finished the season trophyless and down in sixth place in the Premier League, 35 points behind champions Manchester City and 13 points outside the top four. They’re hoping a fresh start under new manager Erik ten Hag next season will turn things around.

Only CR7 performed to expectations

Now Maguire accepts that any of the players didn’t perform to expectations, except for Ronaldo.

“I haven’t spoken to him [Ten Hag] yet,” said the Manchester United captain.

“I’m sure he totally understands where I’m at in terms of coming away with my country. I’m sure we’ll speak in the next few weeks. We’ve got to improve and we’ve got to do better because last season was nowhere near good enough.

“The new manager will bring in a lot of positive energy and the lads will go with that. This year has just been a difficult season for the club in general. I think we can look at individual performances but I think every player at the club has not performed to a level apart from Cristiano with his goals.

“But if you look at individual performances, I think it’s hard when you’re playing in a team when collectively we’ve not been good enough, not been tight enough and we’ve not worked well enough as a group.”