Scholes hails Fernandes as ‘great choice’ as Manchester United captain

Paul Scholes believes Bruno Fernandes is a ‘great choice’ as Manchester United captain and says the midfielder ‘looks a leader’.

Fernandes was named as the new captain of the Red Devils ahead of the Premier League campaign, replacing Harry Maguire in the role after the defender fell out of favour under Erik ten Hag.


Scholes believes the current squad has several leaders within the dressing room, but believes Fernandes was the right choice to lead the side forward.

“I know when Harry lost his captaincy, people were talking about Marcus (Rashford) – I never saw that. Look, I don’t know him in the dressing room but he wouldn’t be someone who strikes me as being a captain,” Scholes told FIVE’s YouTube channel.

“Whereas Bruno has done it, hasn’t he? I think now for the first time, there’s quite a few leaders in the team. You think of the experience they’ve got, with the manager they’ve brought in. Varane, a World Cup winner, Real Madrid. Casemiro.

“All of a sudden there are three or four players in that team who are capable of being captain, and I think Bruno is probably the right choice because he seems to be the one they all look up to.

“He’s done a fantastic job when he has been captain and he looks a leader, he’s the one that’s always having a go, always trying to rally his team. I think it’s a great choice.”

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