Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday confirmed Harry Maguire as club’s new captain, less than six months after his move from Leicester City in the summer.
Maguire will take over the armband from Ashley Young, who is expected to complete his medical, ahead of a proposed move to Inter Milan.
“Harry has come in and been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it,” MUTV quoted Solskjaer as saying.
“He has been a leader in the group and I have not been surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.”
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Ahead of their trip Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday, Solskjaer men face doubt over the availability of Marcus Rashford.
Rashford sustained a knock on his back during United’s win over Wolves in the FA Cup third-round replay in midweek.
Solskjaer added that Rashford is most likely to miss the Premier League fixture at Anfield, but hinted that there’s still a probability that young England forward might feature.
“We’re going to give him the absolute amount of time but I am not going to hold my breath.
“I would think that he probably wouldn’t be ready but he’s still got 48 hours so let’s see.”