Manchester United fans believe that club’s captain should be changed & vote who they want it to be

October 8, 2020

The vast majority of Manchester United fans want Harry Maguire to be stripped of the captaincy after recent events.

Following his conviction for aggravated assault and attempted bribery of an official in Mykonos, Greece this summer, Maguire has started the season in poor form and has been part of a defence that has let in 11 goals in three Premier League games.

Footage of his response to Anthony Martial’s sending off against Spurs, when he failed to support Marcus Rashford’s appeals that Erik Lamela should also have been sent off, has been widely criticised on social media.

Reports have also been circulating on social media that Bruno Fernandes launched a bitter attack on Maguire at half-time, accusing him of being unfit to wear the shirt. It was claimed that Fernandes had to be sent to sit with Martial away from the team and was substituted because he was too upset to play.

Whether or not the video footage was taken out of context or the dressing room rumour was true, fans would appear to have had enough.

Over 10,000 people voted on The Peoples Person Facebook poll, which asked who should be captain.

An overwhelming 8,862 (83%) voted for Bruno Fernandes, 1,022 (10%) for Marcus Rashford, 617 (6%) for Paul Pogba and just 114 (1%) for Maguire.