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‘Absolutely Ridiculous’ – Man United fans furious after Erik ten Hag announces key decision in press conference

Manchester United are in Thailand for the start of their pre-season tour, and Erik ten Hag held the trip’s first news conference on Monday.

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Many Manchester United fans were outraged when it was announced that Harry Maguire would stay as club captain.

Manager Erik ten Hag made the announcement during his pre-match press conference in Bangkok on Monday, ahead of United’s first pre-season friendly against Liverpool on Tuesday. The England center-back, who returned to pre-season training this week, was under increasing pressure to relinquish the captaincy this season after a difficult 2021/22 campaign.

Nonetheless, Ten Hag stated: “Captain is Harry Maguire. I need to get to know all of the players, but he’s a seasoned captain with a track record of success. This does not bother me.”

Maguire, like many of his teammates, had a season to forget last season, with numerous terrible displays. That is why supporters were eager to see a change of guard before the start of the new campaign. Unsurprisingly, news of Maguire’s retention of the armband has not gone down well. MEN Sport has taken a close look at what fans have said on social media:

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