Manchester United on Thursday announced that midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has been named as the new captain of Manchester United.

Fernandes wore the armband in the prolonged absence of Harry Maguire last season, and Maguire revealed at the weekend that he has been stripped of the captaincy.

United made this known in a statement posted on its official website.

The statement said, “Bruno Fernandes has been named as the new club captain of Manchester United.

“The Portuguese midfielder has already worn the armband for United on numerous occasions and Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will now lead the team on a permanent basis.

“Fernandes has scored 64 goals and contributed 54 assists in just 185 games for the club since joining in 2020.

“As captain, the two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year will continue to drive the highest standards throughout the squad as United push for success in the 2023/24 season and beyond.”

Harry Maguire, a central defender for England, was replaced by a Portuguese international after discussions with manager Erik ten Hag earlier in the week.

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