ERIK TEN HAG has revealed why Harry Maguire will benefit from being axed as Manchester United captain.
That’s after deciding to make Portugal star Bruno Fernandes his new permanent skipper.
Erik ten Hag reckons Harry Maguire will benefit from losing the Man Utd captaincy[/caption]
The defender’s future remains unclear after he was stripped of the armband[/caption]
The England defender admitted he was “extremely disappointed” to lose his role as United’s most senior leader.
And Maguire, who started just eight league games last term, will now see teammate Fernandes orchestrate the atmosphere in the dressing room.
But Ten Hag believes Maguire will bounce back from his disappointment in style.
And he even reckons losing the captaincy will work out in the centre-back’s favour this term.
That’s if Maguire isn’t sold first.
United boss Ten Hag said: “He’s an important player. We need four centre-backs minimum.
“You have seen last season we played so many games and we are really pleased to have Harry in our squad.
“We need more than 11 players. We need that competition so he can fight himself in the team.
“He has potential and it’s up to him to get his position. Now we can focus more on his role.
“A centre-back has to communicate and organise.
“It’s a big area where you have to perform as a centre-half, there is prevention that you have to come into action.”
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