Harry Maguire captain of Manchester United against Brighton in 2019

Solskjaer says Maguire can be Manchester United’s ‘long-term captain’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Harry Maguire can become the ‘long-term captain’ of Manchester United.

The England international captained Manchester United during their 3-1 victory over Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday, one of several times this season that the defender has been handed the armband in the absence of Ashley Young.

Goalkeeper David de Gea has captained the side for the majority of the season when Young has not been part of the side, though Solskjaer has suggested that Maguire could become the club’s long-term leader after handing him the armband for the win over Graham Potter’s side.

Maguire has quickly established himself as a key figure in the dressing room following his world-record move from Leicester, and Solskjaer has been impressed by the summer signing’s leadership qualities since arriving at the club.

“Harry has come in and been excellent in the dressing room and on the pitch,” Solskjaer said.

“He can be a long-term captain.”

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