Manchester United have officially confirmed that Bruno Fernandes will be the club’s captain for the coming season.
The Portuguese midfielder wore the armband for the majority of last season as Harry Maguire lost his place in the team and last week the England defender revealed he had been told by Erik ten Hag that he was no longer the club’s skipper.
Manchester United released an official statement on their website to confirm Bruno Fernandes as their new captain.
“Bruno Fernandes has been named as the new club captain of Manchester United,” the club confirmed.
“The Portuguese midfielder has already worn the armband for United on numerous occasions and Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will now lead the team on a permanent basis.
“Fernandes has scored 64 goals and contributed 54 assists in just 185 games for the club since joining in 2020. As captain, the two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year will continue to drive the highest standards throughout the squad as United push for success in the 2023/24 season and beyond.”