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Fernandes praises Maguire over captaincy change Acquire US

Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes has praised the way in which Harry Maguire has dealt with dropping the Manchester United captaincy.

Maguire was stripped of the armband by supervisor Erik ten Hag in a personal assembly at Carrington forward of the preseason tour of the USA.

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Fernandes has admitted it’s a “troublesome” state of affairs for Maguire, however has praised the way in which the England defender has dealt with the information.

“He gave me congratulations and he mentioned he’s actually joyful for me,” mentioned Fernandes when requested about Maguire’s response.

“I perceive his place isn’t the very best in the meanwhile. It must be troublesome for him however he got here and mentioned congratulations to me and I’m joyful about that as a result of we now have all the time had a very good relationship.”

After the announcement was made that Maguire would not be captain, Ten Hag waited till the primary cease of the tour in New Jersey to call Fernandes as the brand new skipper.

“He spoke in entrance of the entire group,” mentioned Fernandes. “He wished to do it in entrance of everybody.”

“Everybody already knew concerning the state of affairs with H [Harry Maguire] however nobody knew who can be the subsequent captain so he did it in a workforce assembly with everybody collectively as a result of it is one thing we now have to do extra typically, to maintain the issues inside and provides the compliments inside to ourselves.

“Clearly it is a huge honour and it is one thing that I did not dream about. It is over your goals however it’s one thing for me and my household, as a result of they’ve been with me all this time, and it is a proud second for everybody.”

With Maguire frequently ignored of the workforce, Fernandes crammed in as captain for many of final season.

He has sometimes been criticised for the way in which he has led United — significantly within the aftermath of the 7-0 defeat to Liverpool in March — however the midfielder has vowed to take care of his fiery angle now he is received the armband full-time.

“I believe I’ve to be the identical as a result of that’s what has introduced me to be the captain at this second,” he added.

“That’s what the supervisor has determined as a result of he likes the way in which I’m and the way in which I act and prepare and the way in which I play so I’ve to maintain doing the identical issues.

“It’s important to enhance stuff in your recreation daily however I’m pleased with what I’ve been doing and I’ve to maintain that commonplace.”

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