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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Manchester United captain for Astana clash
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Manchester United captain for Astana clash

Ahead of their clash against Astana in the UEFA Europa League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Jesse Lingard will captain the young Manchester United side.

In his squad that is set to face Astana, Solskjaer named a United side that included just four senior players in the name of Lingard, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.

The Norwegian manager already confirmed that youngsters Ethan Laird, Dylan Levitt, and Di'Shon Bernard will all make their United debuts in the Europa League tie in Kazakhstan.

Speaking to the United app, Solskjaer confrimed that Lingard will captain United in the Astana clash, "Jesse will be captain. He’s a really good character in this group. He’s had his challenges over the last few months but he’s coming back into his own now."

Lingard has had a poor season, failing to score with his last goal coming back in January.