Manchester United’s Four Man Leadership Group Revealed, Including Maguire and de Gea, but Missing One Big Star

Manchester United’s Four Man Leadership Group Revealed, Including Maguire and de Gea, but Missing One Big Star

  • A four-man leadership group for Manchester United has been revealed, but Cristiano Ronaldo is missing from it
  • Tom Heaton, Bruno Fernandes, David de Gea, and Harry Maguire are in the group reportedly selected by Erik Ten Hag
  • The group allegedly held the team together during a turbulent 2021/22 season which remains to be the club's worst in recent memory

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag's revolution at United continues as a four-man leadership group, surprisingly missing Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed.

According to reports, the four players include Harry Maguire, David De Gea, Tom Heaton, and Bruno Fernandes, but the Portuguese captain was excluded from the list.

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Manchester United had one of their worst seasons in 2021/22. Photos by Michael Regan, Simon Stacpoole and Jared Martinez.
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Manchester United are still licking their wounds after the Manchester derby demolition last Sunday but are hoping to bounce back with a win in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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According to The Sun, Ten Hag was able to rally the dressing room following Sunday's embarrassment.

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Bruno Fernandes and Tom Heaton were reported to have been important figures last season when things were crumbling at the club and are seen by Ten Hag as emotionally intelligent.

The Dutch coach has made a decent start to his United tenure despite Sunday's defeat and has instituted a number of rules and regulations into the club as he looks to bring success back to Old Trafford, according to The Telegraph.

Some fans on social media called for Maguire to be replaced as captain, but since he was dropped to the bench, Fernandes took up his role. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has looked frustrated with United this season after his move away from United fell through.

United travels to Cyprus on Thursday to play Omonia in the Europa League.

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Erik Ten Hag thanks Pep for derby thrashing

Sports Brief earlier reported on Erik Ten Hag thanking Pep Guardiola for routing United 6-3 last Sunday in an odd presser.

The former Ajax coach said the chastening defeat was a tough reality check for his side, who are still on the learning curve.

There are slight similarities between Pep and Ten Hag. The Spaniard's start at Man City in 2016 was far from impressive. His side suffered embarrassing losses en route to becoming an unstoppable team.