Erik Ten Hag announces the next captain of Manchester United
The manager of Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag has reportedly picked a new captain for the club ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Manchester United confirmed that Bruno Fernandes will lead the team on the pitch whenever he is available for selection on its official website on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
The Red Devils had initially released a statement confirming that the Englishman will not lead the players from the dugout going forward. Harry Maguire expressed his displeasure as it concerns the decision of Erik Ten Hag but has promised to give his best to the team whenever he gets the privilege to wear the jersey in a football game.
The Portuguese midfielder has already worn the armband for United on several occasions last season when Maguire was not on the field of play. Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will now lead the team permanently.
Fernandes has scored 64 goals and contributed 54 assists in just 185 games for the club since joining in 2020. He won the two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year will hope that he continues to push for success in the 2023/24 season and beyond.