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Solskjaer says Manchester United captain will be announced ‘soon’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club will announce their new captain ‘soon’.

United are currently yet to make an announcement on the club’s captaincy, having so far failed to name a replacement for the departed Antonio Valencia.

Several of the club’s leading players have won the armband throughout their pre-season campaign, with the likes of Paul Pogba and David de Gea believed to be under consideration.

Veteran Ashley Young often captained the side last season in Valencia’s absence, though the 34-year-old is likely to find first-team opportunities restricted this season following the £50m arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Solskjaer admits his squad contains different types of leaders, name dropping de Gea as a candidate, though says a decision on who will wear the armband permanently will be announced ‘soon’.

“We’ve got different captain types,” Solskjaer told the official club website. “There are vocal leaders and players like David [de Gea], who has merit with what he’s done and he’ll play the majority of the games.

“We’ll announce something soon.”

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