Harry Maguire was stripped of the Manchester United captaincy by manager Erik ten Hag on July 16.
Maguire was appointed skipper by Ten Hag’s predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020 - five months after signing for £80m from Leicester City.
However, Maguire fell drastically down the pecking order in 2022/23 and his future is now up in the air.
As a result, it makes sense for Ten Hag to want a captain who will play on a more regular basis.
And now, Fabrizio Romano has stated that Bruno Fernandes is the perfect choice to replace Maguire as captain:
“Big news broke yesterday as Harry Maguire is officially no longer the Manchester United captain, so what does this mean for his future at Old Trafford?” Romano wrote.
“West Ham appreciate Maguire, that’s true and has been the case for a long time; but there’s no concrete negotiation yet with Manchester United. For sure, this captaincy story makes it clear: Manchester United want to find a solution for Maguire to leave the club, so let’s see what happens.
“We await an official announcement on who will replace Maguire, but in my opinion, Bruno Fernandes is the perfect captain for United, and I’m sure many of the club’s fans will agree. Let’s wait and see now what Erik ten Hag will decide.”