Published On: Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019

Harry Maguire opens up on Man Utd captaincy and explains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer methods | Football | Sport

Harry Maguire has already donned the Manchester United captain’s armband this season having moved to Old Trafford in the summer.

The centre-back joined the Red Devils from Leicester with United paying the Foxes £80million for Maguire.

The England star was handed the captaincy for the Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade recently and was again named skipper for the Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea.

Ashley Young took the armband back for the Premier League defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.

And Maguire has explained how manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a number of leaders in the Old Trafford dressing room.

“The two games that I have [been captain] I’ve really enjoyed it,” Maguire told Stadium Astro.

“We don’t want one captain at the club, we want numerous captains.

“We want leaders in the dressing room and I feel like we are starting to get this at the club now.

“Hopefully now we can keep progressing. It’s a big blip today and we are really disappointed but we want to bounce back.

“It’s a fantastic club, one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’m really proud to play for this club. I’m sure there will be good times ahead.”

Solskjaer recently praised Maguire on his leadership skills, suggesting he could take the captaincy permanently.

The Norwegian said: “It’s already been in my head, actually, thinking about him as a future captain.

“As you see, on the pitch he’s a leader. He stands on the ball when we need to slow it down, he defends really well and he’s got this presence in the box – both boxes.

“But off the pitch, as you said, he is a top, top professional.

“He’s vocal – he voices his opinion before training and in the dressing room – and I’m very pleased with the money we’ve spent on him.”

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