Media365 editorial staff, published on Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 10:55 p.m.
Harry Maguire could lose his armband at Manchester United, in full discomfiture.
Erik Ten Hag is preparing a mini-revolution at Manchester United following the disastrous start to the season in the Premier League. The Dutch coach will change captain, convinced that Harry Maguire does not have the shoulders for this demanding role despite its imposing size.
Ten Hag’s first strong decision
According to Manchester Evening News, the Mancunian manager is preparing to give the armband to another of his executives and relieve the English international of this great responsibility. He hopes to be able to « release » the latter on the field, while taking advantage of the leadership of another player. Finally, he would also send a message to his locker room, showing that the statutes are not fixed and that any element is likely to lose its privileges.
The former Ajax coach had a big rant last weekend after the disappointment experienced at Brentford (4-0). He wanted to cause an electric shock and the downgrading of Maguire is also part of this logic. See you next Monday on the occasion of the derby against Liverpool (3rd day) to find out if these strong decisions have borne fruit.