Manchester United legend Gary Neville has reacted to the news that Erik ten Hag will be sticking with Harry Maguire as the club’s captain.

Following the 52-year-old’s appointment as manager of the Red Devils, question marks have been raised whether Maguire will retain the armband.

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But speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s pre-season clash against Liverpool in Bangkok, Thailand, the former Ajax boss confirmed that the former Leicester City man will remain the club’s first-team captain.

Ten Hag said: “Harry Maguire is the captain.

“I have to get to know all the players, but he’s an established captain and he’s achieved a lot of success.

Gary Neville reacts to Erik ten Hag sticking with Harry Maguire as Manchester United captain

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Despite enduring a difficult season last campaign, the world’s most expensive defender has been given an early show of faith by his new manager.

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge, the Reds splashed out £80m to sign the England international from the Foxes.

Ten Hag is keen to reunite with Ajax star Lisandro Martinez who has the versatility to play at centre-back, left-back and holding midfield.

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The seven-time Argentina international who is left footed remains high up on Ten Hag’s summer priority list.

One man who is happy with the news that Ten Hag has decided to stand by Maguire is the club’s former legendary right-back Gary Neville.

The Sky Sports pundit reacted to the news on Twitter.

With the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe all facing uncertain futures, the pursuit of Martinez could see the Argentine compete with the likes of Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof for a starting berth.

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