Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes comes clean on apologies to Harry Maguire and Tyrell Malacia

Maguire was given a vote of confidence by Erik ten Hag to continue as Man Utd captain this season, despite facing heavy criticism for his performances last term. A demotion to the bench with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez thriving in a new centre-back partnership could soon see him lose the armband, however, with Fernandes among a core group of senior stars in contention to take over. 

Cristiano Ronaldo and David De Gea may also put forward a case to become Ten Hag’s skipper with Maguire no closer to regaining his spot in the starting XI. Fernandes may fancy his chances, however, given that Ronaldo is expected to leave at the end of the season.