This summer, Bruno Fernandes was chosen Man United’s captain, and he is excited about the chance to hold the position.
Being the leader of Manchester United, according to Bruno Fernandes, is more of a “honor” than a “responsibility.”
It was expected that Erik ten Hag would give Fernandes the captaincy after Harry Maguire only made eight league starts the previous year and Fernandes served as the team’s de facto leader in the bulk of the matches.
The club overwhelmingly chose Fernandes, who has been with them for more than three years, to succeed Maguire.
The midfielder played more than 6,000 minutes in the top five leagues in Europe last season, which was more than any other player.
As was to be expected, Fernandes has started each game thus far this year. He recently spoke with the club media on what it means to him to be appointed captain, something he views as more of an honor than a responsibility.
“We want to have a good season’s debut. We won to get things going, and we’ll compete to win every game. This team will never give up, and we’ll always fight, is all I can guarantee to everyone, Fernandes stated.
“As usual, there are high expectations. We are Manchester United players, so we are aware of how important it is, how much work it takes to consistently compete at the greatest level, and the constant pressure to be aggressive.
“I’m trying to compete in every competition all the way through. The strategy is consistent; Erik ten Hag is someone who pays attention to the little things and is always striving for more. He wants us to give it our all.
I consider it more of an honor than a duty. Being captain of this enormous club is undoubtedly a duty, but for me, it’s more of an honor. Therefore, nothing will change. I want to improve as a player.
“Now that I’m captain, I want to lift trophies even more because you get those great moments. The team has a lot of leaders and people who can do that task, which helps me get everyone on the same page.