DAVID DE GEA is sizzling favorite to get the captain’s job at Manchester United forward of Harry Maguire.
New boss Erik ten Hag instructed sources he could be blissful for the dressing room to decide on who wears the armband after they return to Carrington on the finish of this month.
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And insiders insist that goalkeeper De Gea would be the overwhelming selection among the many first-team squad.
They declare that it’s not a lot a “rebellion” towards the present skipper Maguire.
Reasonably a present of religion in how a lot respect and perception they maintain within the 31-year-old Spaniard.
Ex-boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shocked some when he named Maguire captain inside six months of his arrival from Leicester after Ashley Younger left for Inter Milan.
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The England centre-back, 29, is vastly pleased with having the job.
However some contained in the membership really feel it’s an unfair burden and will even have impacted on his type.
Cristiano Ronaldo may also be within the operating.
But Carrington sources insist De Gea is the one who can do most to heal a fractured dressing room.
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The Spain keeper turned more and more outspoken in the direction of the tip of final season as outcomes went from dangerous to worse underneath interim chief Ralf Rangnick.
De Gea additionally impressed each team-mates and coaches by returning to coaching early final summer time to regain the job from Dean Henderson — favorite to be final yr’s first selection.
He has a yr left on his £375,000-a-week contract, with United additionally holding an additional 12-month possibility.
But Previous Trafford bosses imagine he nonetheless has many extra years on the peak of his powers and really feel having the captain’s job may even sway him into ending his profession on the membership.