New Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes revealed that ex-skipper Harry Maguire congratulated him on his new post after the Portuguese took the armband off his teammate.
Maguire revealed on social media that he had been stripped of the captaincy after he dropped out of Manchester United’s first team last season, only making eight Premier League starts following Erik ten Hag’s arrival.
‘Whilst I’m personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt’, he wrote on Twitter.
Fernandes was elected the new captain and revealed that, despite his disappointment, Maguire was quick to congratulate the 30-year-old.
“Harry congratulated me on new captain election and he said he is really happy for me”, he explained.
“I understand his position is not the best at the moment. It has to be difficult for him but he had a great moment with me”.
Fernandes captained the side for the first time against Arsenal and got his reign off to a winning start, scoring as he helped the Red Devils beat their Premier League rivals 2-0 as both stepped up their preparation for the upcoming campaign.
Despite claims that Fernandes can often be petulant, the midfielder revealed that he has no plans of changing his ways any time soon even as the new captain of the club.
“The manager chose me because of what I was doing last season and the way he worked with me,” the Portugal international said.
“I don’t see why I should change. You have to be as natural as you can.
“Sometimes I can be wrong and it is not in the best way, but there are big players in the dressing room. Everything I say to them is because I think they can do big things.”