Speaking to LordPing, former Arsenal and France midfielder Emmanuel Petit said: “Raphael Varane has played at a very good level, but he’s very shy.
“He doesn’t have the temper or the personality to be the Manchester United captain. The one player that should receive the captaincy is Christian Eriksen.
“I personally believe that Eriksen has the right personality, the right character and he always gives the best version of himself on the football pitch.”
Maguire remains Man United’s captain on paper but the center-back has started just one of the Red Devils’ last six games across all competitions.
Bruno Fernandes has been wearing the armband in the 29-year-old’s absence while rumors backed Cristiano Ronaldo for the captaincy last season.