On Sunday, Manchester United defender Harry Maguire stated that he had been deprived of his captaincy, saying he was “extremely disappointed” by manager Erik Ten Hag’s decision. Maguire, named captain by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020, thanked Manchester United fans for their unwavering support.
Harry Maguire removed from Man United captaincy
Maguire was a starter for the Red Devils for three years. Still, after the acquisition of Lisandro Martinez. And he was pushed behind the latter and Raphael Varane in the pecking order, and he only featured in 31 matches last season. It made only 16 Premier League appearances.
Although the 30-year-old footballer is willing to leave United, the boost in his income as the Red Devils qualified for the Champions League has made signing him impossible. On the other hand, Ten Hag is still hoping to sell Maguire. Also other players who aren’t in his plans for a good price to make some additions.
“After discussions with the manager today he has informed me he is changing captain. He outlined his reasons to me. Whilst I’m personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt,” Maguire wrote on Twitter.
“Since the day I took on the role three and a half years ago, it’s been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United. Also, it is one of the proudest moments of my career. It’s one of the greatest honors in club football. I’ve done everything I could to help United succeed – on and off the field.
“I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility. So, I wish whoever now takes it on every success and they will have my full support,” he wrote.