Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs Harry Maguire to become Man Utd great

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Harry Maguire is on the way to becoming one of Manchester United's great captains.

And the Old Trafford boss has revealed even he's been shocked at how quickly England star Maguire has settled as United skipper just six months since his £80million move from Leicester .

Solskjaer hoped Maguire would eventually emerge as a captain after paying a world record fee for the 26-year-old star.

And he's confident Maguire can be an even bigger influence once United turn the corner and emerge from a slump that's seen them lose the capability to challenge for the Premier league.

“We’ve had different captains down the years, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs – they’ve all been different personalities.

“But Harry’s his own man. United is, if not the biggest, one of the two or three biggest clubs in the world and he’s now the frontman for it.

“Harry is a born leader – definitely. That was what we spoke about in early talks with him as well, that he can take the leadership, he’s the one we wanted for that.

“To be honest I didn’t expect him to be captain this quickly, Since the start, though, he’s been in the dressing room and speaking with the coaches, he’s vocal, he’s got the experience, he’s got everything a captain should have.

“I always thought it’s natural for him to take that role but his performances have helped too. I’m delighted with the boy, that was one of the attributes we were looking at when we signed him.

“As a captain at this club you have to be thick skinned, you can’t sulk or feel sorry for yourself, you have to get on with things and be proactive.

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