Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Harry Maguire as Manchester United’s new captain less than six months after his £80 million ($104 million) move from Leicester.
Maguire will take over as skipper from Ashley Young, who is expected to complete his move to Inter Milan pending a medical on Friday.
“Harry has come in and been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it,” said Solskjaer.
“He has been a leader in the group and I have not been surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.”
Solskjaer cast doubt on Marcus Rashford’s hopes of shaking off a back injury for Sunday’s clash with Premier League leaders 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.
Solskjaer said: “We’re going to give him the absolute amount of time but I am not going to hold my breath.
“I would think that he probably wouldn’t be ready but he’s still got 48 hours so let’s see.”
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