Manchester United strips Harry Maguire off the captain's armband


Harry Maguire has confirmed that he will no longer be the captain of Manchester United going into the 2023/24 season.

The English man announced on his official Twitter account on Sunday, July 16, 2023. According to former Leicester City player, the decision was taken after he had a meeting with the manager of the Erik Ten Hag.

Harry Maguire expressed his disappointment in the tweet which he released but he promised to continue giving his best to the club.

"After discussions with the manager today he has informed me he is changing captain. He outlined his reasons to me and whilst I’m personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt. So I wanted to say a massive thank you to the Manchester United fans for all their brilliant support whilst I’ve been wearing the armband.
Since the day I took on the role, three and half years ago, it’s been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United and one of the proudest moments of my career to date. It’s one of the greatest honours in club football. I’ve done everything I possibly could to help United be successful - on and off the field. I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility and I wish whoever now takes it on every success and they will have my full support."

Maguire has not gotten enough game time since Ten Hag became manager of the Red Devils. Bruno Fernandes has always worn the captain's armband whenever the defender was not on the pitch.

Manchester United are yet to release an official statement concerning who will be the next captain.