The fallout from the Harry Maguire saga in Greece is still playing out.

SkySports report Maguire was handed a suspended sentence by the Greek courts, which he has made clear he intends to appeal.

Maguire was called into the England squad on the same day, and he is expected to return to Manchester imminently.

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What is unclear, is how the club will deal with the situation internally, and on the pitch.

Will Maguire be given unconditional backing? Or will the club discipline him by removing his status as club captain?

This dilemma was put forward by BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, who suggested at the least that a conversation will take place.

If United did decide to move the captain’s armband to a different player, the club do have options.

Here is a look at the three top options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to choose from…

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Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes has acted like a leader at Manchester United since the moment he signed for the club.

He has been United’s most influential player since he joined and Solskjaer considers him to be undroppable.

Fernandes also displays the warrior-like will to win of Roy Keane when he is on the pitch, chastising his teammates if they make a mistake, and rattling opposition fans and players.

There were calls from supporters for Fernandes to get the captaincy after the loss to Sevilla, and his passion for the team shines through, making Maguire look meek in comparison.

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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is another ‘undroppable’ player in United’s midfield and has been at United far longer than Fernandes.


Having been overlooked for the armband under Jose Mourinho, Pogba will feel he deserves the chance this time. He is respected by his teammates and has proven his leadership skills with France.

Pogba looks set to stay put at United, agent Mino Raiola told SkySports this week.

Just as being snubbed for the armband may unsettle him, if Pogba is given the captaincy, it could seal the deal for him to put pen to paper on a new contract.

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Marcus Rashford

What a buzz it would be to see local lad Marcus Rashford captaining the team.

Rashford has proved his leadership off the pitch with his charity work and battled back from a serious injury on the pitch to help United clinch a top four place.

Arguments against are that Rashford is still just 22-years-old and this may be too early for him.

Rashford may also find himself rotated more than Pogba and Fernandes if United do bring in new attacking players.

He is certainly a strong contender, and if a change was made, he would come under consideration.

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