Harry Maguire Relieved of Manchester United Captaincy
In a recent announcement made on Sunday, Manchester United defender Harry Maguire disclosed that manager Erik ten Hag has made the decision to relieve him of his duties as team captain. Maguire, who was assigned the captaincy by former coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer six months after joining United in 2019, had a reduced number of appearances in the league last season, with midfielder Bruno Fernandes assuming the captain's role in his absence.
Taking to Twitter, the English international shared the news, stating, "Following discussions with the manager today, he has informed me of his choice to change the captaincy. He provided me with his reasons, and although I am personally disappointed, I will continue to give my utmost every time I wear the United shirt."
Having served as captain for three and a half years, Maguire expressed his profound privilege and regarded it as one of the proudest moments in his career. He further stated, "I have wholeheartedly dedicated myself to supporting United in achieving success, both on and off the field... I extend my best wishes to whoever assumes the captaincy now, and they will have my complete support."
Maguire's playing time was limited last season, with only eight starts in the Premier League, and there have been reports in the British media speculating a potential departure from the club.