[풋볼리스트] Reporter Dong-Hwan Kim = Manchester United (hereafter referred to as Manchester United), who is preparing for a revival with manager Eric Ten Haach, is expected to appoint a new captain.
Manchester United led the squad last season with Harry Maguire wearing the captain’s armband. However, they finished the league in 6th place with less than expected results. The targeted Champions League qualification was blown away early, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played an important role in Maguire as captain, was sacked during the season.
Manchester United played the season under interim manager Ralph Langnick, but the squad did not unite. It did not go beyond the limit of the time-limited command tower. The captain Maguire’s role was important, but he couldn’t even afford to take care of himself. He suffered from injuries and sluggishness, and was criticized not only by United but also by the England national team.
In the end, only news spread throughout the second half of the season that the squad had split. Local media are predicting that Manchester United will find a new argument to refresh the atmosphere under Ten Haach and reorder the squad.
According to ‘Cut Offside’, Cristiano Ronaldo is being mentioned as the most likely candidate. Although there are some critics that he focuses on personal play, he is well acquainted with the Manchester United tradition and is evaluated as an object that players can respect.
Rangnick, who left Manchester United, also mentioned about the next captain, “I think the captain should be elected by the team. The player chosen by the players should eventually become the captain.”
New manager Ten Haach praised him at his first press conference in May, saying, “Maguire did a great job. He’s a great player. He has contributed for United. I look forward to meeting him.” It left open the possibility of replacement.
There is a possibility that Maguire will remain in power. “The Mirror” recently reported that “Maguire wants to have a conversation with coach Ten Haach” and “is desperate to keep his captaincy.”
Manchester United will convene their first squad on the 27th. After that, the pre-season tour will be held in Thailand and Australia in July. Before leaving Jangdo, it seems that the claim to be responsible for the new era will be decided.
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