Harry Maguire was on Friday named new Manchester United captain, taking over from Ashley Young who is on the verge of moving to Inter Milan.
The Englishman arrived at Old Trafford from Leicester during the last summer transfer window, but has time and again worn the captain's armband in the absence of young.
Speaking on Friday when he made the announcement, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on the 26-year-old, saying he has been a leader through the season.
"Harry is wearing the captain’s armband and will keep wearing it, he’s been a leader in the group, I’ve been, not surprised, but impressed by his leadership skills, so he will continue wearing the armband.
"He’s come in and everything about him tells me he’s a leader. He’s part of a group that we’ve had that have been leading this young group, Ashley has been, David, Marcus, Harry, so Harry will keep on wearing the armband."
Maguire becomes the 11th captain for the side in the Premier League era, .
List of United captains in the Premier League era
- Bryan Robson- 1992-1994
- Steve Bruce- 1994-1996
- Eric Cantona-1996-1997
- Roy Keane- 1997-2005
- Gary Neville-2005-2011
- Nemanja Vidic-2011-2014
- Wayne Rooney-2014-2017
- Michael Carrick-2017-2018
- Antonio Valencia-2018-2019
- Ashley Youg-2019-2020
- Harry Maguire - 2020-
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