After Harry Maguire’s removal as captain, Manchester United is now considering five contenders for the captaincy.
One of the top contenders is Bruno Fernandes, who wore the armband for much of the previous season and showed a strong desire to win.
Another option is Raphael Varane, who brings vast experience from his time at Real Madrid and with the French national team.
Lisandro Martinez, who joined United under the influence of Erik ten Hag, is also seen as a potential leader due to his vocal presence on the pitch.
Luke Shaw, who has grown in stature under Ten Hag’s guidance, is another candidate, especially after his successful transition to central defense.
Lastly, Marcus Rashford, the hometown hero and star player, could be given a leadership role based on his impressive performances and newfound mentality.
The decision on the new captain will be crucial for reshaping the team under Ten Hag’s leadership.