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Harry Maguire admits to ‘extreme disappointment’ after losing Manchester United captaincy

Harry Maguire has revealed that Erik ten Hag has stripped him of the Manchester United captaincy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made Maguire United’s skipper within six months of his move from Leicester City.

The 30-year-old expressed his sadness in a lengthy post on Twitter.

Bruno Fernandes could be the next Man United captain

There are several contenders to replace Maguire as the full-time skipper of the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford are likely candidates.

However, Fernandes looks to be the favourite to take the captain’s armband.

With Maguire struggling for game-time, the Portugal international led United out for most of last season.

He has been one of the best players for the club since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.

Fernandes is an inspiration on and off the pitch and the creative fulcrum of the team.

There are some questions about his temperament, and Fernandes would need to control his emotions if he is appointed.

Ten Hag’s decision has increased doubts over Maguire’s future, who is currently the fourth-choice centre-back under the Dutchman.

The defender has been linked with a move to West Ham United following their record sale of Declan Rice to Arsenal.