A decision over the next captain of Manchester United has already been made, according to a report in Portugal.

Bruno Fernandes will be the team’s next captain, claims newspaper A Bola.

The report confidently states: “Bruno Fernandes is the new captain of Manchester United, after being the second option behind Harry Maguire. The decision has been made, there is no turning back.”

Erik ten Hag will inform the Manchester United players as a collective, ‘shortly’ claim the newspaper.

READ: Confirmed Manchester United transfers in, out, loans, releases, youth for 2023/24

Manchester United v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup Final
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Harry Maguire axed

Manchester United announced Harry Maguire will no longer be club captain, after the defender himself had communicated the news via Instagram.

Maguire, 30, only started eight Premier League games last season. It felt inevitable he would drop the armband, with questions being asked over his future at the club.

Bruno Fernandes call makes sense

It makes total sense for Bruno Fernandes to be Manchester United captain, even though there are a lot of credible candidates.

Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, and even Marcus Rashford have cases going for them.

However, Fernandes has already proven himself to Erik ten Hag and the rest of the squad.

Fernandes was the chosen captain last season on the many occasions Harry Maguire was not selected, and when United won the Carabao Cup, they lifted the trophy jointly.

The decision is not yet confirmed, however, it would be a surprise if Fernandes was not made captain, and this latest report indicates that it is heading in that direction.

Related Topics