Bruno Fernandes will captain Manchester United for the primary time of their Champions League group stage opener in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain.
Fernandes, 26, solely joined United from Sporting Lisbon in January for a payment rising to £68million however has established himself because the staff’s talisman, scoring 15 objectives and serving to United to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
The MEN revealed membership captain Harry Maguire didn’t journey with the United squad to Paris and Solskjaer knowledgeable Fernandes of his appointment as skipper while sat subsequent to the Portuguese on the pre-match press convention.
“I used to be not anticipating this, I’ve came upon the identical time as you!” Fernandes mentioned. “For me it is an honour, I will likely be captain for my teammates and to be captain of Manchester United is a crucial achievement for me.
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“However I believe everyone seems to be the captain. Everybody wants to assist and be a pacesetter in their very own method, management is totally different in each participant. Tomorrow won’t be about me however the staff.
“Main is each day within the coaching floor, each recreation and everyone seems to be doing their job to steer the staff in the way in which they assume is finest.”
Solskjaer is returning to the scene of his most memorable triumph as United supervisor when, as caretaker, he presided over a outstanding 3-1 victory after a 2-Zero first leg defeat to PSG within the round-of-16 of the Champions League in March 2019.
The importance of that night all however ensured Solskjaer could be appointed the United supervisor on a everlasting foundation however the Norwegian was reluctant to dwell on United’s comeback.
“After all, that is historical past for us,” Solskjaer harassed. “It is up to now. Nice historical past, nice recreation, has no impression in anyway on this recreation.
“We’re a distinct staff, they are a totally different staff. It is a totally different stage of the competitors. After all, additionally with out followers it’ll be a distinct recreation. As a result of within the final recreation, after we acquired the primary objective early on that impacted the bottom, it is a utterly new state of affairs.”