Harry Maguire stripped off Man United captaincy. Image: UnitedStand/Twitter

Maguire stripped of Man Utd captaincy BUT remains at the club

On Sunday, Harry Maguire admitted that he was ‘extremely disappointed’ after being axed as captain of Manchester United.


Harry Maguire stripped off Man United captaincy. Image: UnitedStand/Twitter

Harry Maguire was stripped of Manchester United captaincy by coach Erik ten Hag.

The club announced on Sunday that the England defender was no longer captain and a new skipper would be named soon.

Maguire said ot what a privilege to captain the Red Decils

In a statement, the United and England centre-back thanked the fans for all their support during his captaincy.

“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.

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“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,” said Maguire.

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“Since the day I took on the role, three-and-a-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.

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“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,” Maguire said in a statement.

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Although Maguire is set to remain at United, London side West Ham are interested in signing the 30-year-old defender.

Man United are yet to name Maguire’s successor.