Ole Gunnar Solskjær has confirmed Harry Maguire as Manchester United’s new full-time captain, six months after his £80m move from Leicester.
Maguire will take the armband from Ashley Young, who is expected to complete his move to Inter, pending a medical on Friday.
“Harry has come in and been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it,” said Solskjær. “He has been a leader in the group and I have been not surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.”
Meanwhile, Solskjær cast doubt on Marcus Rashford’s hopes of shaking off a back injury for Sunday’s Premier League game with Liverpool. Rashford made a brief appearance in the midweek FA Cup win over Wolves which may have cost him his chances of figuring at Anfield.
“We’re going to give him the absolute amount of time but I am not going to hold my breath,” added Solskjær. “I would think that he probably wouldn’t be ready but he’s still got 48 hours so let’s see.”