Harry Maguire has been confirmed as Man Utd’s new permanent captain as goalkeeper David de Gea is snubbed.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to select a new skipper with previous club captain Ashley Young set to depart
for Inter Milan this month.
De Gea was one of the candidates for the role, after Young stormed out of United training but Solskjaer has opted to
hand the armband to summer signing Maguire.
Both players have captained United this season in Young’s absence, as well as Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
But Maguire has impressed Solskjaer in the role since his arrival at Old Trafford and will now take on the duties full- time.
Solskjaer said: “Harry is wearing the captain’s armband and will keep wearing it, he’s been a leader in the group, I’ve been, not surprised, but impressed by his leadership skills, so he will continue wearing the armband.
“He’s come in and everything about him tells me he’s a leader. He’s part of a group that we’ve had that have been leading this young group, Ashley has been, David, Marcus, Harry, so Harry will keep on wearing the armband.”
This comes as a blow to de Gea, who previously expressed his desire to captain the Red Devils.