User-icon at top left corner in Ubuntu 20.04

Is there some way to get rid of the ‘user (home) icon’ in the top-left corner of my Ubuntu 20.04 screen? Clicking on it just duplicates what I get when opening the Files management application which I keep in the Dock since I use it so frequently. Having recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04, I don’t mind the Trash icon near the top-left corner but this new icon seems redundant. Is there some added advantage to it that I haven’t discovered?