Harry Maguire Reacts To Being Named Manchester United Captain

Harry Maguire has broken his silence following his appointment as permanent Manchester United captain.

The 26-year-old centre-back only joined the club from Leicester City in the summer but was named by manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer as club captain following Ashley Young’s move to Inter Milan.

“Dream come true to be named the @ManUtd captain. Proud moment and huge honour. Just want to wish @youngy18 all the best at @Inter_en,” he wrote on Twitter.

Former United captains Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney also took to the social messaging app to offer their congratulations.

Maguire has been a reliable presence at the back for United this season and has featured 29 times for the Red Devils including in all 22 of their Premier League matches.

He becomes the eleventh player to captain United in the Premier League era and the fastest to the armband since the end of the second world war.

He will don the armband as permanent captain for the first time when United take on bitter rivals and league leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.