“He is the only player that looks capable to replace Bruno Fernandes, also as a captain. And they have already signed him without knowing”- Premier League Hero bizarrely backs Man Utd summer signing as ‘the one’ to replace Fernandes as captain

Former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford has proposed Andre Onana as the most suitable candidate to replace Bruno Fernandes as the captain of Manchester United.

Fernandes has faced criticism during his tenure in the Premier League, with complaints ranging from diving to displaying a negative attitude on the field. Erik ten Hag appointed the Portuguese playmaker as captain last July, relieving Harry Maguire of the armband. However, Fernandes’ captaincy has been called into question due to his behavior on the pitch and Manchester United’s poor performance this season.

According to Beckford, there are few obvious alternatives to Fernandes as captain. Beckford highlighted Onana as a potential replacement, despite the goalkeeper’s inconsistent start at Old Trafford following his transfer from Inter last summer. Although Onana’s performances in the Champions League were disappointing, he has shown relative solidity in domestic matches.

Onana currently ranks second in the Premier League for clean sheets, with only Arsenal’s David Raya achieving more this season. Despite his growing influence as Manchester United’s goalkeeper, Beckford’s suggestion that Onana should replace Fernandes as captain may seem far-fetched.

During a discussion on Stadium Astro, Beckford acknowledged the importance of having robust and physically fit players as captain, qualities that he believes Onana possesses. Beckford emphasized Onana’s potential to be a consistent vocal presence in the team.

While Manchester United narrowly defeated Everton on Saturday, their next challenge comes in the form of a FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool next Sunday.

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