Harry Maguire has been named Man Utd's new captain by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Harry Maguire is Man Utd's new captain

Harry Maguire has been named as Manchester United's new club captain.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the world's most expensive defender will take over from Inter Milan-bound Ashley Young.

Maguire only arrived at the club in the summer from Leicester in an £80m deal, but has already shown his capabilities as a leader in the famous red jersey.

He will don the armband on a permanent basis for the first time away at Liverpool on Sunday.

The Red Devils will be eager to end their eternal enemy's unbeaten run at Anfield on the weekend, but they may have to attempt it without talismanic forward Marcus Rashford.

Solskjaer told the media today: “Marcus will have more checks and treatment today but I am not holding my breath. Would think he wouldn’t be ready but there is still 48 hours, so let’s see.”

Sounds like it will be another chance for Mason Greenwood to shine for the club at the top end of the pitch.

On the topic of playing Liverpool, Solskjaer says the United squad can take heart from their last two performances against the Reds at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer and Maguire

He said: “The last two performances at Old Trafford we have drawn twice and been close to winning both games, so we’ve got some games to look back at and that will give us loads of belief and on the game if we perform to our best we have a chance to win.”

If United can pull it off, it would be one of their best wins in years and the perfect way for Maguire to begin his reign as captain.

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