MANCHESTER UNITED have confirmed Harry Maguire as their new club captain ahead of Ashley Young’s departure to Inter Milan.
The full-back is set to complete a £1.2million transfer away from Old Trafford, six months before his contract expires.
With Young out the team, £85million summer signing has been filling in with the armband.
And now the Red Devils will hand Maguire, 26, the full-time responsibility starting with Sunday’s game at Liverpool.
David De Gea, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford are the other names in the manager’s leadership group – although the striker is likely to miss the trip to Anfield.
Young became subject to interest from Inter earlier in the month and his desire to move led to him being left out the team.
After eight-and-a-half years in Manchester, the winger turned defender will today have a medical to seal his exit.
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Solskjaer confirmed that a two-year contract offer was on the table from Antonio Conte’s team, where he is seen as an ideal fit to the Italian’s 3-5-2 system.
United made a play to keep the 34-year-old but only offered a 12-month extension.
Young was named captain in the summer after Antonio Valencia left the club.
But his departure comes in acrimonious circumstances, SunSport detailing how he stormed out of training in a bid to force through the move.
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