Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Harry Maguire will be made new Manchester United captain.
Current club captain Ashley Young has agreed a deal to sign for Inter Milan this month, with a medical due in Milan today.
As reported by BBC Sport, a £1.28m fee has been agreed for the full-back, who will end his eight-and-a-half year stay at Old Trafford.
Maguire has worn the captain’s armband in Young’s absence this season and was the natural selection for Solskjaer.
The England international is one of the most experienced members in the United squad and has become a leader since his move from Leicester City this summer.
And Solskjaer confirmed in Friday’s press conference ahead of the clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, that Maguire will retain the armband.
Maguire will lead out the Reds against Jurgen Klopp’s runaway leaders, in what is set to be the toughest game of the season for the Reds.
But United can go to Anfield with some confidence as they are the only side to take points from the league leaders all season; a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.
See what Solskjaer had to say about Maguire, as quoted by BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone:
OGS confirms Harry Maguire as new @ManUtd captain. "Everything about him tells me is a leader. Harry will keep wearing the armband now."
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 17, 2020