Manchester United club captain Harry Maguire has reportedly agreed to lift the Carabao Cup trophy jointly with Bruno Fernandes if the team win the final this afternoon.
That is according to The Mirror, which reported the news this morning ahead of kick-off.
Fernandes has captained the side in the majority of matches this season due to Maguire’s frequent absences in the starting line-up.
The England international was given the armband by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in January 2020 after Ashley Young departed for Inter Milan and the decision was met with shock, as Maguire had only joined the club five months earlier.
Stretty News’ verdict
If the report is true, it’s a huge testament to Maguire’s character. He’s obviously fallen down the pecking order and there’s ongoing speculation regarding his future and if this will be his last season at Old Trafford, but he still refuses to take all the glory for himself, and that’s exactly what United should be about.
Despite all the stick he’s received over his United career, I don’t doubt for a second how much he loves the club and his teammates, and wants to see both succeed.
Today’s final kicks off at 4.30pm at Wembley Stadium. The Reds take on an in-form Newcastle United and have the chance to end a six-year trophy drought.