Manchester United to have a new captain beginning from next season after the club captain disclosed he will be stepping down from the role in the message he shared on his official Facebook page.
Maguire said after discussion with Erik ten Hag, the manager has decided to have changed in his captaincy role.
Maguire, who joined Manchester United in 2019, is the world’s most expensive defender and was made captain a few months later will now step down ahead of next season.
Bruno Fernendes led the team in most of their games last season after Maguire fell out from favour in the starting line up under the new manager, Erik Ten Hag.
In his message released on Facebook, he wrote:
“After discussions with the manager today, he has informed me he is changing captain. He outlined his reasons to me and whilst I’m personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt.
So I wanted to say a massive thank you to the Manchester United fans for all their brilliant support whilst I’ve been wearing the armband.
Since the day I took on the role, three and half years ago, it’s been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United and one of the proudest moments of my career to date. It’s one of the greatest honours in club football. I’ve done everything I possibly could to help United be successful – on and off the field.
I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility and I wish whoever now takes it on every success and they will have my full support.”