What Harry Maguire said after being named Man United’s new captain
New Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said that he was honoured to be the club’s captain following the departure of Ashley Young.
Media had reported that Man United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Maguire as the club’s new captain on Friday after Young left Old Trafford for Inter Milan.
Speaking ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, Maguire told MUTV: “It’s a massive honour to be the captain of this prestigious club. It’s a great feeling for myself but the hard work continues and I’ll keep doing the best I can, on and off the pitch, to make this club successful.”
“To have the trust of the manager to do that job after only five or six months here is quite something. I’ve only been here five or six months and to gain his trust in that amount of time is obviously a great feeling for myself.
“It gives me confidence going into games and the way I put myself around the place. Off the field and on the field is especially important as a captain and it’s something I’m looking forward to but, like I said, the main thing is being successful as a club during the time I’m here.”