Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire, has revealed his extreme disappointment over being stripped of the club’s armband, Daily Mail reports.
The 30-year-old looks to be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer after losing his place in the starting line-up last season following a poor run of form.
Maguire, who joined for a world record fee for a defender in 2019, found himself behind Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and even Luke Shaw resulting in Bruno Fernandes captaining the outfit for much of the campaign.
The England international took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm Erik ten Hag’s decision, highlighting his regret while pledging his support for the next skipper.
“After discussions with the manager today he has informed me he is changing captain,” he wrote.
“He outlined his reasons to me and whilst I’m personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt.
“So I wanted to say a massive thank you to the Manchester United fans for all their brilliant support whilst I’ve been wearing the armband.
“Since the day I took on the role, three and half years ago, it’s been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United and one of the proudest moments of my career to date. It’s one of the greatest honours in club football.
“I’ve done everything I possibly could to help United be successful – on and off the field. I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility and I wish whoever now takes it on every success and they will have my full support.”
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