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Bruno Fernandes can be Frustrating as a Captain - Silvestre

Bruno Fernandes can be Frustrating as a Captain - Silvestre
IMAGO / ZUMA Wire- Manchester United Captain Bruno Fernandes speaks during a friendly match against Arsenal at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford in the State of New Jersey in the United States this Saturday, July 27.

Former Manchester United man, Mikael Silvestre has claimed that the club’s new captain, Bruno Fernandes can “bring frustrations for his teammates” in an exclusive interview with bettingexpert Expert Insights. The Portuguese international will carry the armband in the new season after Harry Maguire was stripped of the captaincy in the off-season.

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Maguire wasn’t a regular starter and his levels dropped

The future of Harry Maguire along with the captaincy of Manchester United has been a topic of debate for much of last season and into this preseason. It was recently announced that Harry Maguire would no longer be the captain of United and he was quite honest about his disappointment about that.

Silvestre claims the main reason behind Maguire losing the captaincy was due to the fact he lost his starting place to Argentinian World Cup winner Lisandro Martinez.

“A captain should be a leader on the pitch through performances. That’s the most important part.”

“Harry Maguire wasn’t a regular starter for Man United last season and his level has dropped.”

“It’s just normal to give the captain’s armband to a player that can carry the team on the pitch.”

Sometimes Bruno can frustrate his teammates says Silvestre

For much of last season Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes deputised as the club captain in place of Maguire. Fernandes is never one to shy away from showing his feelings whether it’s good or bad times on the pitch. This can lead to issues with his teammates. Last season saw winger Jadon Sancho urging Fernandes to stop moaning during a Premier League fixture.

However, Fernandes is now the new club captain as ten Hag looks to shape his new dawn at the club ahead of the Premier League season. Silvestre has also noticed some of Fernandes’ tendencies to annoy his teammates but claims as long as United have a happy camp, that’s all that matters.

“Erik ten Hag has sent a message now showing the standards that you need to have to be captain. I expected it to happen. 

“With picking Bruno Fernandes as the new captain, you have pros and cons. Sometimes Bruno is overreacting a bit which brings frustrations for his teammates.”

“But as long as the dressing room believes that he is the right captain, that should be the main focus.”


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