After removing Harry Maguire as team captain, Manchester United defender Raphael Varane declared that manager Erik ten Hag is “not scared” to make significant choices.
In preparation for the upcoming season, Ten Hag has now named Bruno Fernandes as captain.
Since being acquired by United from Leicester City in 2019, Maguire has served as the team’s captain.
However, Ten Hag has made the decision to give Fernandes the leadership role after losing his position last season.
It is Ten Hag’s most significant choice to date, following the disciplinary expulsions of Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo from the team last year.
Since he is the team’s leader, he must demonstrate character himself if he wants a team with it.
“He is not afraid to make these choices and accept such duties. We anticipate the manager to act in this manner. He did it, so you should lead by example, in my opinion, with stuff like this.
“He is quite clear about what he wants. He has demonstrated that tenacity, and we have known from the first day exactly what we needed to do and where he wanted to go. We have a strong relationship with the manager, and everything is clear for the players and the club, according to Varane, who spoke to ESPN.