Man Utd legend names two players preferable to Bruno Fernandes as captain | Football

Bruno Fernandes is not everyone’s cup of tea for Manchester United captain (Picture: Getty Images)

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson is a fan of Bruno Fernandes, but would rather see either Harry Maguire or Casemiro wearing the armband for the Red Devils.

Fernandes is a key player for Erik ten Hag’s side, but has caused some debate as captain, with Gary Neville claiming he doesn’t want the armband and other former United players suggesting he is not the best choice.

Robson is of that opinion as well, liking the Portuguese star as a player and a person, but preferring a player deeper on the pitch to help orchestrate the team as captain.

‘I think Bruno leads by example. He works so hard. He’s a lovely lad around the place, he’s got a great attitude. But he’s an attacking type of player,’ Robson said on the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast.

‘And I’m always biased in that I think a defender who is looking at the whole pitch, or a central midfield player; I think they are more natural (options) to be captain and to be an influence on the team.

‘I just feel the organisation of a team should be from somebody who is really vocal and quite aggressive in the game and the tone.

‘That’s how I see my captain. So Bruno, even though I love him and I think he’s a great player, my captain would probably be somebody else in the squad.

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Bryan Robson was an iconic captain at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I actually see it in Harry (Maguire) now, where he’s taking that responsibility on. He knows he has come through a bad period and he had to get that into his game; organisation and demanding people around him. I think he’s brought that into his game now.

‘Casemiro, he is an organiser. He tells people what he wants on a football pitch. You can see him, when the goalkeeper plays out from the back, the two centre-backs (split) and Casemiro, when he sees people pressing, he goes “no, I’m going to kick it long”.

Harry Maguire and Casemiro have been touted as possibilities for the armband (Picture: Getty Images)

‘You can see he’s got something about him where he understands the game, reads it and goes; ‘no, we’re not doing that. Let’s press up the park’. He will take that responsibility on, and that’s what he has to do.’

Manchester United are back in action at Brentford on Saturday evening in the Premier League.


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