Harry Maguire named as Manchester United’s new captain


Harry Maguire has been named as the new Manchester United captain just five months after joining the club from Leicester City. The England center-half succeeds left-back Ashley Young, who is close to completing a move to Inter Milan. The England center back, Harry Maguire, 26, has made 29 appearances for the Red Devils since his £80m move from the King Power Stadium in August.harrymaguire-new-man-utd-captain-2020

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,”

 “He has been a leader in the group and I have been not surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.”

Talking about Young’s impending switch, Solskjær explained why the former England international had been granted permission to leave.Harry-Maguire-confirmed-as-Man-United-captain-2020

“Well, to be fair, I think it was for Ashley, you know,”

“He is 35 in the summer and, if he gets a two-year contract somewhere, I think it’s up to him to take that. We weren’t ready to offer that.

“He’s been a good servant for the club. He’s been captain and he’s won trophies, leagues, cups, but we’ve got players coming through So it was time now, then. When Ashley’s head and mindset was on ‘yeah, I want to try this’, why not do it now?

Young became subject to interest from Inter Milan earlier in the month and his desire to move led to him being left out the team. After eight-and-a-half years in Manchester, the winger turned defender will today have a medical to seal his exit. Solskjaer confirmed that a two-year contract offer was on the table from Antonio Conte’s team, where he is seen.

Here are few tweets after Harry Maguire was named Manchester United’s captain for the rest of the season;