Harry Maguire has been stripped of the Manchester United captaincy. 

The 30-year-old revealed the decision, taken by Erik ten Hag, to his social media followers. 

Maguire was made skipper in January 2020 following the departure of Ashley Young to Inter. His last match with the armband was the 2-1 win over Fulham at Old Trafford in May. 

Reacting to the news, Maguire said: "After discussions with the manager today, he has informed me he is changing captain. 


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"He outlined his reasons to me, and whilst I'm personally extremely disappointed, I will continue to give my all every time I wear the shirt. 

"I wanted to say a massive thank you to the Manchester United fans for all their brilliant support whilst I've been wearing the armband. 

"Since the day I took on the role, three-and-a-half years ago, it's been a huge privilege to lead Manchester United, and one of the proudest moments of my career to date. It's one of the greatest honours in club football.

"I've done everything I possibly could to help United be successful - on and off the field. 

"I will always be grateful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for first giving me the responsibility, and I wish whoever now takes it on every success, and they have my full support."

The Red Devils kick off their competitive campaign on Monday 14 August at home to Wolves in the Premier League.