Manchester United fans have been reacting in full force following manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaers decision to name centre-back Harry Maguire as new club captain in place of Ashley Young who is close to a move to Inter Milan.
Maguire, 26, who has featured 29 times for Manchester United in all competitions and has started all 22 of their Premier League games has been elevated to the United captaincy faster than any other player at United since the second world war.
Many fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the development.
While a number praised the move, many others felt it was a sad commentary on the state of the club and couldn’t seem to fathom how the club settled for a player who’s only been at Old Trafford for five months with the likes of David de Gea, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba more deserving.
Fans of rival clubs even got on in the act. Enjoy the reactions below:
Some fans felt the manager knows best.
Others pointed out the decision shows how much standards have dropped at the club
Many rallied around the newly appointed captain
The overwhelming reaction though was horror at the development