Manchester United named Bruno Fernandes as its new captain on Thursday, after confirmation from manager Erik ten Hag.
Fernandes takes over the captain’s armband from Harry Maguire, who was removed from the role after discussions with Ten Hag last week. The central defender made just eight league starts last season, leading to ongoing speculation over his future at Old Trafford.
In Maguire’s absence from the side last season, Fernandes was most frequently appointed captain and had been widely expected to be given the permanent role.
The Portuguese has scored 64 goals and contributed 54 assists in 185 games for the club since joining in 2020. Fernandes is a two-time winner of the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.
With inputs from AP
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