David De Gea becomes a strong candidate to replace Maguire as Manchester United captain. New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will give his players a chance to decide Harry Maguire’s fate and vote for the team captaincy. Maguire inherited the armband from Ashley Young six months after his arrival from Leicester City last year.
Initially, Harry Maguire put on a performance that impressed then-MU manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 29-year-old centre-back’s form became worrying after the arrivals of Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maguire also lost his place in the starting XI during the final weeks of United’s tumultuous season. He was harassed by Red Devils fans and subjected to sickening bomb threats.
As reported by The Sun, there is no sense of rebellion but a chance to start a new era under the tutelage of Ten Hag. The Dutch tactician will let his players choose their new captain.
And the favorite to become Manchester United’s new captain has emerged, namely David de Gea.
Judging from the performances of Manchester United players last season, it seems David de Gea has a chance to win votes among his team-mates.
The 31-year-old grew more outspoken towards the end of last season as United suffered defeat after defeat. Speaking after the defeat at Crystal Palace on the final day of the season, De Gea said: “The best thing that happened today is that the season is over.
“I can’t wait (to work with Erik ten Hag). I’m excited for next season, a new manager and new players. Hopefully, we will improve and put Manchester United in a better position. We need to believe in the future. ”
“The new manager and staff are already looking for new players. Hopefully, they will bring in good ones with good character. Those who want to stay, stay at the club. Those who don’t want to stay out. You don’t have to stay here,” said the Spaniard. it continued.
“I want to forget this season and be 100% ready for next season and be positive. It’s been terrible, a very bad season in every way, it’s very difficult. It’s time to rest and prepare your mind for next season.”
Under the leadership of Erik ten Hag, Manchester United overhauled their squad this summer. Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matick, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani are expected to leave on free transfers this summer.
New United manager Erik ten Hag will have around 120 million pounds to spend on new players. However, Man Utd were unable to offer 2022-23 Champions League play to their target player after finishing sixth in the Premier League.
David De Gea Still Proud Of His Performance This Season
Manchester United will face Crystal Palace in the final or final match of the Premier League. This match will be played at Selhurst Park Stadium, London, Sunday (22/5/2022) night WIB.
Ahead of this match, MU goalkeeper David De Gea expressed his opinion about his personal season. “It will always be a difficult season for us, but I am very proud of mine, to be honest,” the Spaniard told the club’s official website.
“I worked very hard in the summer to be here and ready to play and show my quality for the team. I think I did very well. I have played very consistently this season and helped the team a lot,” said David De Gea added.
De Gea is arguably one of two Man Utd players who have shone alongside Cristiano Ronaldo this season. He has made incredible saves all season.
The 31-year-old has made 126 Premier League saves this season and is third on the list behind Kasper Schmeichel (130) and Illan Meslier (139). However, De Gea has only kept eight clean sheets and is fifth in the list of goals conceded with the most with 56 goals.
The record is proof that Manchester United have problems in defense this season. De Gea, like the Red Devils supporters, will be hoping new manager Erik ten Hag can address some of these issues next season.
Manchester United have had a bad season so far. The Red Devils returned without a title and were knocked out of the top four in the Premier League standings.
In addition, Manchester United will also achieve the lowest points acquisition in the Premier League. In fact, if Cristiano Ronaldo cs beat Crystal Palace, Sunday, May 22, 2022.
However, Man Utd need to find motivation to beat Palace. This is to maintain their current position, which is six. Seventh-placed West Ham United are just two points behind the Red Devils and will face Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day.