July 13, (THEWILL) – Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has asserted his authority regarding the decision on who will captain the team in the upcoming season.
With captain Harry Maguire’s limited appearances last season sparking speculation about his future, Ten Hag made it clear that the squad will not have a say in choosing the captain. Despite interest from several clubs, Maguire has expressed his desire to remain at Old Trafford and compete for more regular playing time.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes and new signing, Raphael Varane, have both taken turns wearing the captain’s armband during pre-season matches. Speaking about potential captaincy options, Ten Hag said: “No, I don’t let the dressing room vote. It is up to me.”
Furthermore, Ten Hag praised the performance of recent signing, Mason Mount, during a pre-season victory over Leeds United. The manager commended Mount’s versatility and dynamism, expressing confidence in his ability to contribute to Manchester United’s success. Ten Hag highlighted the team’s need for increased dynamism in midfield, and he believes that Mount’s skill set will enhance the squad’s attacking and defensive capabilities.