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Bruno Fernandes speaks on being named new Man U captain



After Harry Maguire was stripped of the captaincy armband, Manchester United’s new captain, Bruno Fernandes, has spoken about why it happened. 

Speaking about a 2-0 win over Arsenal in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, the Portugal midfielder said the manager chose him as the new captain because of his performance last season.

The former Benfica midfielder also expressed high hopes for the season, saying he expects the team to step up.

“The manager chose me because of what I was doing last season and the way he worked with me.

“He liked the way I work, my discipline, everything I give, my passion, everything I give, so I don’t see why I should change.”

Fernandes opened the scoring at MetLife in his first game since replacing Harry Maguire as United’s skipper.

Jason Sancho added the second against the Gunners to wrap up an encouraging win.

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