Erik ten Hag confirms Bruno Fernandes will keep hold of captain’s armband

Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Bruno Fernandes will continue to wear the captain’s armband for the club when Harry Maguire is not involved.


Maguire remains club captain, but the England international has struggled for starts this term, which has seen Fernandes sport the armband for much of the campaign.



The Portuguese has faced criticism for his conduct during Sunday’s 7-0 defeat at Liverpool in the Premier League, and there have been claims that he could lose the captaincy following the sʜᴏᴄᴋ result at Anfield.


However, speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League last-16 first leg with Real Betis, Ten Hag threw his support behind the under-fire 28-year-old.



“Yes, definitely (will keep wearing the armband). I think he is playing a brilliant season. He [occupies] a really important role, [which is] why we are in the position where we are because he is giving energy to the team,” Ten Hag told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.


“He is not only running a lot and in the highest intensity, but also in the right way, in the right direction and he is pointing and coaching players.


“He is an inspiration for the whole team but no-one is perfect. Everyone has his mistakes and everyone has to learn. I have to learn and he will learn as well because he is intelligent.


“So I am really happy to have Bruno Fernandes in my team and I am really happy that Bruno Fernandes – if Harry is not on the pitch – is our captain.”


Fernandes has been a vital player for the Red Devils this season, featuring on 40 occasions in all competitions, contributing seven goals and 11 assists in the process.



Ten Hag also said that his team are ready to move on from the seven-goal embarrassment at Anfield.


“Yes, the players reflected well. We also know in a season setbacks will always be there. This was a huge setback, clear, but we had a run with 23 games with one loss and that was the second,” he added.


“It had a lot of lessons in it and it can help us in the future. We were really below average, especially mentality-wise. We want to win trophies and you have to act different.


“After Sunday, we got a big lesson, we take it and we have to move on, look forward. Use all the energy and focus on the next game.”


Man United lifted the EFL Cup at the end of February, and they are still chasing success in the FA Cup and Europa League, while the Red Devils sit third in the Premier League table, seven points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool on the same number of games (25).


Man Utd keen on €130m Real Madrid’s star, ‘France’s pearl’, ‘Makelele heir’

According to reports, Manchester United will try to recruit a Real Madrid midfielder.


This summer, Manchester United allegedly plans to offer €130 million to Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. Manchester United is reportedly interested in Eduardo Camavinga, according to a report by the Spanish source Defensa Central. To sign the Real Madrid midfielder, the Red Devils are prepared to pay €130 million. Yet during the summer transfer window, Los Blancos will not consider any bids for the French midfielder.


In Drapeau-Fougeres, Eduardo Camavinga started his youth career before transferring to Stade Rennais in 2013. Afterward, he rose through the French club’s divisions before making his first-team debut as a young prodigy. And the 20-year-old always rose to the top of the market before being signed by Real Madrid in August 2021.



Since then, despite not being a regular for Real Madrid, the French midfielder has made significant development. The young player has made 79 appearances for Real Madrid and has two goals and three assists. Nevertheless, Camavinga’s value is still strong, and Manchester United is interested in signing him.


Before transferring to Stade Rennais in 2013, Eduardo Camavinga began his youth career with Drapeau-Fougeres. The French club saw him rise through the ranks before making his first-team debut as a young prodigy. Before being signed by Real Madrid in August 2021, the 20-year-old consistently rose to the top of the market.


Without being a regular for Real Madrid, the French midfielder has come a long way since then. In 79 appearances for Real Madrid thus far, the young player has two goals and three assists. And Manchester United is interested in signing Camavinga, to maintain his excellent standing.



Despite buying two midfielders in the summer, Manchester United will search the market for a replacement. But, Christian Eriksen is over the age of 30, and he lacks the stamina for a lengthy season. Scott McTominay’s future is also up in the air, while Marcel Sabitzer will rejoin Bayern Munich at the end of the current campaign.


Recent гᴜмоᴜгᵴ have stated that Manchester United would attempt to sign Sabitzer permanently this summer. Yet, the Red Devils are still considering their alternatives, especially in light of last year’s Frenkie de Jong fiasco. De Jong is still a target for Manchester United, which is interesting. Eduardo Camavinga of Real Madrid, though, has become a different choice.


Many Premier League teams have the 20-year-old on their radar during the January transfer window. Yet this past winter, Real Madrid turned down all proposals for the kid. Manchester United will now try to put Real Madrid to the test this summer with a €130 million offer.



A deal worth €130 million can make any club’s ears perk up. But, Camavinga will not be let go by Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. Despite only having been at Santiago Bernabeu for two years, the Frenchman is unlikely to look to depart. Hence, Manchester United will need to find a replacement for the kid this summer.


After turning down offers from Arsenal and Chelsea, Eduardo Camavinga has no intention of staying at Real Madrid. Eduardo Camavinga is expected to remain at Real Madrid, who have turned down many offers for the midfielder, according to Defensa Central. The Frenchman was up for grabs in January, but the European champions turned down offers from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich.



While he was a teenager, Eduardo Camavinga made his football debut with Rennes. Many elite teams, including those from the Premier League, were interested in signing him after some good performances for the French team.


Several teams attempted to sign him, with Rennes even offering sums of up to €100 million for the extraordinary skill. Real Madrid paid a fair price to capture the talented midfielder from the Ligue 1 team with one year remaining on his contract.


Camavinga made a significant impact during Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League-winning run last season, but he has yet to make a strong enough case to start. In the final rounds, the young midfielder made a few pivotal cameo appearances, most notably against Manchester City.

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