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Solskjaer makes a decision on Man United captaincy after Maguire controversy

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Harry Maguire set to continue as Man United captain

Speaking to the club’s official website, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Harry Maguire will continue as the club captain.

Maguire was involved in a brawl outside a nightclub in Mykonos, Greece last month. The England international was arrested and was later found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and attempted bribery.

As a result, he was hit with a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days. The Manchester United captain has appealed against the court’s verdict though, and a full re-trial will be taking place at a later date. (h/t Daily Mail)

Harry Maguire was arrested while on holiday in Greece
Harry Maguire was arrested while on holiday in Greece

Following the entire episode, Maguire had been omitted from the England national team for the UEFA Nations League fixtures earlier this month. However, his status as captain at Manchester United will remain intact, Solskjaer has confirmed. (h/t ManUtd.com)

“Of course Harry had a difficult summer. He’s handled it really well and, of course, I’ll be here to support him. He is going to be our captain.”

Solskjaer was also profuse in his praise of his captain, insisting that the defender is a positive character with all the right values. The manager then added that he hoped he will be able to see the best of Maguire this season. (h/t ManUtd.com)

Harry Maguire is a rock at the backk
Harry Maguire will continue as Manchester United captain

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It has been an eventful summer for Maguire, albeit for the wrong reasons. So it is important that the club puts faith in him during the tough phase.

Maguire impressed with his leadership qualities last season, despite having arrived at the club only last summer. Hopefully, he can put the off-field issues behind and lead us to glory once the season kicks off.