Erik ten Hag drops Maguire from captaincy role for 2022/2023 season as new player emerges
According to reports, Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has decided to drop Harry Maguire as Manchester United captain
A report on The Mirror claims Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, and Bruno Fernandes are the candidates being considered by Ten Hag to be Manchester United captain next season
Ronaldo has reportedly indicated he would be willing to take the Manchester United captaincy
However, Erik ten Hag compiled a three-man shortlist to replace Harry Maguire
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Ronaldo has emerged as the clear favorite to be named Maguire’s successor as captain
It seems like he would take Ten Hag up on his offer given his authoritative role in the dressing room as he embraces being a role model to his teammates
Ronaldo mentored the younger players within the squad this season for the likes of Jadon Sancho, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Elanga.
Elanga has also confirmed the huge influence Ronaldo has had on him since returning to Manchester United last summer
Elanga told Sky Sports: “I speak to Cristiano a lot in training and he’s always giving me advice
“I grew up watching him at Old Trafford, so now to be able to play together is just an amazing feeling.”
“You can see his record and the number of goals he’s scored, I think it’s 100 in the Premier League now,”
“He knows what it takes to get to the top so it’s more than just right to speak to someone like that.
“And, yeah, we have a chat the day before or even during a game. You might see us in the warm-up.
“He’ll speak to me and Sancho together about what we can do in the game to affect the game and it’s important to have someone like that in the team.
“He’s someone I look up to and speak to and ask for advice. He’s a special player to work with.”