Manchester United followers have been delighted to study that Bruno Fernandes will captain the aspect towards Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
After a 12 months out of Europe’s high competitors, United will return to Champions League motion in Paris for his or her opening sport in Group H.
Nonetheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a depleted squad with him to face PSG, with new signing Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and captain Harry Maguire all remaining in Manchester.
Maguire began and scored the essential equaliser in Saturday’s 4-1 victor over Newcastle however has been dominated out to face PSG with a slight damage, although it is hoped the centre-back will likely be match once more for the weekend’s conflict with Chelsea.
In addition to a recent defensive dilemma, Solskjaer additionally needed to determine who will captain the membership in Maguire’s absence and Fernandes has been given the nod – over the likes of David de Gea and Paul Pogba who’ve beforehand worn the armband.
“We hope Harry will likely be match for the weekend,” Solskjaer mentioned in his pre-match press convention. “The captain sits subsequent to me, Bruno will captain the crew tomorrow.”
United followers haven’t solely been impressed with Fernandes aim scoring capability since he arrived in January but additionally his management qualities on the pitch, they usually have been joyful to see the Portuguese handed the captaincy.
Fernandes joined his supervisor within the press convention and was shocked to listen to the information however referred to as it an ‘honour’ to guide the membership.
“I used to be not anticipating this – I discovered this the identical time as you!” he mentioned. “It’s an honour, an vital achievement for me. The captain is everybody – everybody wants to assist, be a pacesetter on their approach. The management is completely different in each participant. It isn’t about me, however in regards to the crew.”