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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs Harry Maguire to be future Manchester United captain

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Harry Maguire
may be sporting the captain’s armband at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lavished reward on current addition Harry Maguire, saying he may go on to be the membership captain at Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old arrived from Leicester this summer season for a world document price for a defender of £80m, inserting loads of strain on the Yorkshireman’s shoulders.

The England worldwide has slotted straight into the centre of United’s defence and is forging a partnership at centre-back with Victor Lindelof, which Solskjaer is hoping will be his workforce’s stable base for years to come.

Solskjaer is delighted with Maguire’s performances to date in a Red Devils shirt, but additionally on his affect on the squad off the pitch.

34-year-old is the present membership captain at United, however Solskjaer can clearly see a day when Maguire will inherit that function from him.

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Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof
Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are forming a partnership in central defence for United (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I think he’s been sensible,’ stated Solskjaer forward of United’s conflict with Leicester on Saturday. ‘I think he’s come into the dressing room, been a pacesetter, he’s additionally a pacesetter on the pitch and I’m positive he’s trying ahead to taking part in in opposition to his previous workforce.

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‘Now he’s right here he’s going to be a giant a part of the future of this membership, we’ve watched him sufficient to know he’s the guy we needed, that’s why we spent the cash we did on him.

‘He’s a undoubtedly a personality and character that may be captain of a giant membership, within the dressing room he’s a pacesetter by performances, stature and behavior, he’s a personality you’d like to observe, some are technical leaders, some are leaders by voice, he’s obtained the lot.’

Maguire has had a busy begin to the season, beginning all 4 video games to date for his new workforce, and taking part in twice for England over the worldwide break.

The former Sheffield United and Hull City star has been praised for his skill to play the ball out from the again, a talent Solskjaer has famous in one in all his coaches, fairly than a member of his squad.

Former United midfielder, and now first workforce coach, Michael Carrick performed in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial match this week, and the Norwegian urged the 38-year-old may be the right accomplice for Maguire in defence.

‘When you look at Michael Carrick the other night there’s a ball taking part in centre again! Maybe they might play collectively the 2 of them. But he’s in bits now, Carras.’

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United have a difficult job on their arms on Saturday once they tackle the unbeaten Foxes in a 3pm kick-off, a problem that Solskjaer is aware of his aspect should rise to after three video games with no win.

‘Leicester is always a tough game,’ stated the United boss. ‘There’s a workforce wanting to push into the highest 4.

‘They’ve obtained good gamers and an excellent supervisor, a confirmed high supervisor. Brendan’s groups at all times play good soccer and we all know we’ve obtained to play properly to deserve the three factors.’

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