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Why Bruno Fernandes should be Manchester United’s captain

By Harry Smith

Why Bruno Fernandes should be Manchester United’s captain

Bruno Fernandes has shown great leadership ever since he stepped foot at Old Trafford

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Ever since Erik ten Hag decided to make some big adjustments to the team sheet, his players have started to play differently and win games. After losing the first two Premier League fixtures, the new manager decided to drop players that were regulars in the line-up like Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw, Fred, and Harry Maguire.

The last one had been Manchester United’s captain ever since he was signed by the Red Devils back in 2019 for the World record fee of €87 million, which made him the most expensive defender in football’s history. The club’s manager at the time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named him the team’s skipper in his first season.

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This obviously put a big target on his back. Not only by the ridiculous price tag but for being named Manchester United captain. Finally, it looks like with him being on the bench, Bruno Fernandes has been selected by Erik ten Hag as the captain of the team. Since Maguire has been on the bench, the team has looked better and started winning games, so it looks like he will be staying there a little bit longer.

After yesterday’s win against Southampton, the Dutch manager was asked about giving the captaincy to Bruno Fernandes, to which he said: “This gives him an impulse, the captaincy. We saw it on Monday, where he played a great game, especially the physical part, creating chances. Today he brought the same on the pitch and the finish was really fantastic”.

He fits the mold

Bruno Fernandes has proved that he leads by example on the field and seems to get along with everyone in the squad. He has been Manchester United's captain in the past, and he even was Sporting Lisbon’s captain before signing with United. Wearing the captain’s armband also gives him the chance to talk more to the referee without repercussions, which is a thing he loves to do.


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