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Harry Maguire is Manchester United's new full-time captain; Marcus Rashford injury doubt for Liverpool clash

Manchester United's Harry Maguire (right) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Benny Ashley-Seal battle for the ball during the FA Cup third round match at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton on Saturday January 4, 2020. Picture by David Davies/PA Wire. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Harry Maguire as Manchester United's new full-time captain just six months after his £80million move from Leicester.

Maguire will take the armband from Ashley Young, who is expected to complete his move to Inter Milan pending a medical on Friday.

Solskjaer said: "Harry has come in and been wearing the captain's armband and he will keep wearing it.

"He has been a leader in the group and I have been not surprised but impressed with his leadership skills."

Meanwhile, Solskjaer cast doubt on Marcus Rashford's hopes of shaking off a back injury for Sunday's clash with Liverpool.

Rashford made an aborted appearance in the midweek FA Cup win over Wolves which may have cost him his chances of figuring at Anfield.

Solskjaer added: "We're going to give him the absolute amount of time but I am not going to hold my breath.

"I would think that he probably wouldn't be ready but he's still got 48 hours so let's see."

 

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford lies in pain after picking up a back injury during the FA Cup third round replay match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday January 15, 2020. Picture by Martin Rickett/PA Wire. 

 

 

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