Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Harry Maguire to be the club’s captain in the long-term after wearing the armband in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Brighton and Hove Albion.
United cruised to a comfortable victory at Old Trafford against Brighton, with the visitors arguably lucky to avoid losing by a crushing scoreline.
Maguire led the team out as captain and put in a generally commanding display at the back, as he continues to look a solid acquisition following his reported £80million switch from Leicester City.
The centre-back was captain in the absence of Ashley Young, though Solskjaer suggested Maguire could potentially get even more familiar with the position in years to come.
“Harry has come in and been excellent in the dressing room and on the pitch,” Solskjaer told reporters.
“He can be a long-term captain.”