Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Replace Harry Maguire As Manchester United Captain Ahead of the 2022/23 Season

Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Replace Harry Maguire As Manchester United Captain Ahead of the 2022/23 Season

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could become Manchester United’s new captain as new manager, Erik ten Hag plans to shake up his squad ahead of the new football season
  • Ronaldo will replace current captain, Harry Maguire after the England defender faced heavy criticisms from supporters following his underwhelming performances last season
  • Ronaldo is expected to remain at Man United for the next 12 months despite the Red Devils failing to qualify for the Champions League next season

Manchester United could have a new captain when the 2022/23 football season commences as the Red Devils are considering dropping Harry Maguire from the role.

Maguire has come under heavy criticisms from United supporters following his underwhelming displays last season which has prompted new manager, Erik ten Hag to consider replacing the England defender.

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Cristiano Ronaldo could replace Harry Maguire as Manchester United's captain next season. Photo by Soccrates Images
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According to a report via the Daily Mirror, Erik ten Hag could offer the United captain’s armband to Cristiano Ronaldo who was the Red Devils’ top scorer for last season.

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The 37-year-old forward is set to remain with the Red Devils for another 12 months despite reports suggesting he could be on his way out of Old Trafford.

The Dutch manager is set to speak to Ronaldo in a bid to make clear his plans for the new season and convince the former Real Madrid star to lead the Red Devils for the upcoming football season.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes huge transfer decision

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has turned down an opportunity to play in the Major League Soccer according to Four Four Two as the forward has decided to remain in the Premier League.

Inter Miami, the MLS side co-owned by David Beckham, has long been keen to bring the five-time Champions League winner across the Atlantic but that plan will have to be shelved for while as Ronaldo wants to remain with the Red Devils.

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Manchester United are not prepared to sell their talisman ahead of Erik ten Hag's debut season at the helm and Ronaldo is ready to exercise the option to extend his contract at Old Trafford by another 12 months.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United chiefs have declared that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale this summer after been linked with a move to Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

There are reports that those in charge of Bayern Munich are planning to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski who could leave for Barcelona this summer.

Chelsea on the other hand are said to be offering Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to play in the Champions League in the coming season.