Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United’s former star Paul Ince has argued that Ralf Rangnick’s call to hand the captain’s armband to Cristiano Ronaldo was not right.

As was seen on Monday, Ronaldo was named as a stand-in skipper after Harry Maguire missed the Wolverhampton Wanderers game, where United lost 1-0.

According to Ince, there was a better deserving player to get the captain’s armband. That player’s name is Scott Mctorminay, not Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Looking at it really, if I was Ralf Rangnick, I’d give it to McTominay,” the 54-year-old said, per Sky Sports.

“Because I think a captain should be judged on his performances and what he’s done on the pitch.

“It would be a nice learning curve for him. Why give it Ronaldo? Everybody is moaning about him walking off the pitch and not clapping the fans.

“The way McTominay is playing, I think to give it to him and let him have a go.”

Meanwhile, in the post-match chat, Rangnick was asked to explain his decision to name Ronaldo as the captain.

“Well [Ronaldo] is the most experienced player,” the German coach said.

“The question was is it David or him, these are the players who have been playing for the longest period of time.

“And I wanted an outfield player as captain which is why I chose Cristiano,” he concluded.

Coming up next for the Red Devils is Aston Villa in the FA Cup next Monday.

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