Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Harry Maguire captained Manchester United against Brighton
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Harry Maguire captained Manchester United against Brighton
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals why Harry Maguire captained Manchester United against Brighton

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Harry Maguire was appointed captain against Brighton and Hove Albion due to his authority in the dressing room.

Since securing his £80million move from Leicester City to United in the summer transfer window, Maguire has skippered United thrice with the first coming in the away win over Partizan Belgrade.

He has also captained the side in the Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea and most recently against Brighton despite David de Gea expected to take over the armband from the suspended Ashley Young.

Speaking in a press conference after the game, Solskjaer explained his decision to appoint Maguire captain against Brighton, "Harry is captain material, so is David.

"David's been here and done it many, many times, but Harry's come in and been excellent in the dressing room and on the pitch and that was decision. But he can become long-term one."

United have had three captains in the last three seasons. Wayne Rooney left the club in 2017, Michael Carrick retired the following year and Antonio Valencia was released in the summer.

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