Harry Maguire continues to serve as the team’s captain, according to Erik ten Hag, the club’s new manager.
The seasoned center-back received the armband soon after leaving Leicester City in 2019.
In response to inquiries about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, Ten Hag also underlined that the striker is part of his plans for the upcoming campaign.
Ten Hag discussed Tuesday’s encounter versus Liverpool at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium during his first press conference of Tour 2022.
Erik was asked to discuss why he is qualified for the position after Harry Maguire was officially announced as the captain during the press conference.
“Of course, I have to get to know all the players and it takes time,” the manager was quoted as saying on Manchester United’s website.
“But he is an established captain for a few years and he has achieved a lot of success, so I don’t doubt about this issue.”
During his pre-match press conference for Tuesday’s encounter against Liverpool in Bangkok, the Reds’ new manager was questioned about the omission of the Portugal international from his Tour 2022 team.
“He is not with us, and it is due to personal reasons,” said the Dutchman.
“We are planning with Cristiano Ronaldo for this season.
“That’s it, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
He added, “Cristiano is in our plans and we want to get success together.”
Ten Hag was keen to stress he has previously had a very positive conversation with the 37-year-old.
“I had a good conversation with him and I had a really good talk,” he added.
“(The conversation) is between Cristiano and me,” he said. “But what I can confirm is we had a really good conversation together.”