Utd legend: Ronaldo shouldn't be captain

English Premier League

A former Manchester United star has insisted that Ralf Rangnick's decision to give the captain’s armband to Cristiano Ronaldo was the wrong decision.  

The Portuguese forward was named as stand-in captain after Harry Maguire was ruled out of United’s clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.  

Ronaldo's second chance with the armband did not seemingly go to plan as the Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bruno Lage's side.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Manchester United in action against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Speaking before the match started, Paul Ince expressed his concerns about the head coach deciding to give the armband to the 36-year-old and insisted that there was another player who was more worthy of being the captain. 

"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." 

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During the pre-match interview, Rangnick explained why he chose to name the five-time Ballon d’Or winner 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." 

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