What Bruno Fernandes did to Erik ten Hag during Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Arsenal just proves he was the right choice to be captain.

Manchester United made it three wins on the bounce with a victory against the Gunners. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring with a left-footed strike from 25 yards before Jadon Sancho capitalised on a Gabriel mistake to run through and smash it home for two.

It was Bruno who impressed most during the first-half stint. The newly awarded captain was dominant in the opening 45, even earning himself the MOTM award – as voted by fans.

But it was one moment that really proved he deserved his new-found captaincy title.

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Bruno Fernandes stops Erik ten Hag from arguing with the officials

The Portuguese magnifico pulled Erik ten Hag away from arguing with the officials during United’s friendly against Arsenal.

“Come on boss, let’s go,” Bruno states as he drags the Dutchman away from the officials.

This is exactly what you want to see from a captain. Not only is he a leader amongst his teammates, but it’s clear he has the utmost respect from his manager as well.

Harry Maguire was just not up to scratch as a Manchester United captain. There were very few times we’d see him emerge as a voice of reason or an authoritative figure. Bruno has done both in the space of 45 minutes with the armband!

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Will Bruno Fernandes be a good Manchester United captain?

Personally, we think Bruno will make a great United captain… but on one condition.

He displays so many great qualities to be a captain. He loves the club, is a natural-born leader and is really well-respected by all of his teammates.

However, one thing he does need to cut out of his game is his persistent moaning. If he continues with this, it’s setting a bad precedent for the rest of the team.

However, if he sorts this out – there’s no saying he couldn’t go on to become one of United’s all-time greatest skippers.

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