EPL: Ten Hag’s choice of Man United’s next captain revealed

Erik ten Hag to strip Harry Maguire of Manchester United captain armband

Harry Maguire will no longer parade himself as Manchester United’s captain in the coming week.

The England international wants to remain at Old Trafford snd fight for his place but that would not change anything.

The 30-year-old centre-back has been linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams after falling down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag.

He started just eight Premier League games last season, with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and even left-back Luke Shaw preferred instead.

Bruno Fernandes deputised in the England international’s absence, with the pair lifting the Carabao Cup together after the final triumph over Newcastle.

And according to The Sun, Fernandes is set to be named as United’s skipper on a full-time basis.

It has been said that Ten Hag will speak to his squad in the next few days to ask for their view on the potential appointment

The decision has been made regardless of whether Maguire, who has two years left to run on his deal, is offloaded or not.

Newcastle and Aston Villa have been linked with a move for the ex-Leicester star, while Chelsea have also been credited with an interest.

Reports have claimed that United must pay Maguire £10m if they choose to terminate his contract this summer.

Maguire could be a second high-profile departure at Old Trafford, with David de Gea leaving following the expiration of his contract to end his 12-year spell.

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