Erik ten Hag names his Manchester United captain

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Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag has officially named his club captain for the season, confirming that Harry Maguire will continue to wear the armband for the Red Devils.

The England international has been United’s captain for some time now, having been given the role under previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though many fans will not be too pleased with Ten Hag’s decision here.

Maguire was poor for much of last season, and doesn’t necessarily seem like an obvious candidate to be the leader of such a big club.

Still, it seems Ten Hag thinks highly of the player, as he’s announced he won’t be making a change to the captaincy…

Former Man Utd midfielder Luke Chadwick recently spoke to CaughtOffside and suggested that giving someone else the captain’s armband could actually be good for Maguire and help him focus on his football.

“I think Harry would be disappointed to relinquish the captain’s armband, it’s such a huge honour to be the captain of a club like Man United. At the same time, I think it would free him up a bit to get back to his best,” Chadwick said.

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“Last season was a disappointing one for him, he had a lot of stick, but we’ve seen in the past that he can be a top Premier League centre-half. Maybe taking that pressure away would let him concentrate on his performances.

“It’s understandable that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose him to be captain, but now you’d have to say his form has gone downhill since then. It’s disappointing, but I think it could be the best decision for everyone moving into next season.”

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  1. Making Harry Maguire captain is indeed a HUGE MISTAKE. The player is totally out of form, us lethargic and doesn’t fit in with a team playing fast football. How is ETH going to drop his captain? It means we will continue to play with only ten player plus one passenger like we did last season. I am now seriously concerned about this manager as a decision maker. Not much difference from Solskjaer.

    1. Yes that is a worrying decision, particularly if he has said captain for the season!. Has Erik not watched any of our games last season?

    2. Am happ with ten hag on one point av got to get knowing evryone… that’s ver bright koz he actually hasn’t met some of them why select who u don kno!!!! First thingy first get to kno then choose look at the players.. Hiz aver detailed person who won’t b pushed bcoz we want anatha captain…. He’s ver strong minded abt wat he wants not only the style bt the leadership so this is tentative then he’ll choose the permanent one am sure thts wat solsjaer failed to do luk then, choose so hey r not the same at ol hiz tough even wth matchday scaud so he can bench a cPtain am sure goin by the ver strong character we’ve seen

  2. Absolutely wrong combination inshot is a wicked combination for us the fans for harry maguire to continue with captine ban it going to be another nightmire for us the fan’s, how can they turn football to be a politice, is england that’s how they are, same thing here in Nigeria cuz they are thewan that colony us, you can see england ref blow for worldcup same you can see a nigeria ref blow for africa cup of nation

  3. Something wrong with our comments, I take one advice from one above, the Coach should decide after knowing everyone in detail…for moment not a good time for him to rush and have a new leader for the team until then the coach will be right to make a change if he deem fit and appropriate.. we as fans need to be calm and wait the new approach and leave Him decide what he thinks right for moment….we need to lower our pressure we can’t build a strong Fort by rushing and compare ourself with some opponents…give him time.

  4. A disastrous move by ETH, succeed or fail maguire will determine his fate.
    Left for me, ETH will do well if he send maguire out on loan to a championship side, that guy is bad news to a sane manager

  5. Its a 50/50 situation regarding that Ten Hag has to know his troops first. Being a captain doesn’t mean that you automatically be in starting eleven NO. We have seen that in many clubs like Chelsea, Man city and Liverpool as well.

  6. We’ve got a couple of Centre Halves that we would be glad to sell you.I know you like buying from Leicester so if you fancy Soyuncu or Vestergaard they wouldn’t cost you more than 50 million each.

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