Loads of fans react as Solskjaer names new Manchester United captain

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Harry Maguire will become the next permanent Manchester United captain, replacing the departing Ashley Young.

Maguire has instantly become a leader at Old Trafford since signing from Leicester City this summer.

He is an established first-choice England international and one of the most experienced players in the United dressing room, so it’s no surprise to see the defender being handed the captaincy.

Maguire has already worn the armband in Young’s absence this season, and will take the reign as club captain from the 34-year-old.

As reported by BBC Sport, Young is expected in Italy for a medical on Friday ready to complete his transfer to Inter Milan.

Young, 35 in the summer, will reunite with former United teammates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at Antonio Conte’s side.

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Many United fans have been having their say on Maguire being selected as captain on social media.

Maguire was the obvious choice for Solskjaer and will lead the Reds out at Anfield on Sunday against runaway leaders Liverpool.

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