Manchester United manager, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, has named Harry Maguire as the club's new captain after the departure of former captain, Ashley Young.
Young joined Inter Milan this week after agreeing to an 18 months contract with the Italian Serie A side, having reportedly rejected a contract renewal with the Red Devils.
At his press conference on Friday, when asked who he was appointing as his new captain, Solskjaer responded:
“Harry has been wearing the captain's armband and he will keep wearing it. He's come in and been a leader in the group. I've been, not surprised, but I've been impressed by his leadership skills, so Harry will keep on wearing the armband,” the Norwegian told reporters.
“He's come in and everything about him tells me he is a leader. He's part of a group that we've had, that have been leading this young group. Ashley has been of course, Marcus is a young lad, but also David and Harry. So Harry will keep on wearing the armband now.”
Following official confirmation by the gaffer that he would be the new leader of the group, Maguire shared his excitement on the club's website.
“It’s a massive honour to be the captain of this prestigious club. It’s a great feeling for myself but the hard work continues and I’ll keep doing the best I can, on and off the pitch, to make this club successful,” he said.
Maguire joined United in the summer from Leicester City for a reported £80 million fee. The England international has been a vital member of Solksjaer's set up this season, playing every game in the Premier League so far.