Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he might have handed the captaincy to plenty of Manchester United gamers in Harry Maguire’s absence towards Paris Saint-Germain.
Solskjaer has given the armband to Bruno Fernandes for the Champions League group stage opener, with common skipper Maguire dominated out by damage.
United are again in Europe’s premier competitors after ending third in final season’s Premier League, with PSG’s Parc des Princes holding fond recollections for Solskjaer – United pulled off a basic comeback victory on their final go to to the stadium in 2019.
On the captaincy scenario, Solskjaer insisted his United squad has plenty of contenders, although he settled on Fernandes.
“We now have many captains on the pitch,” he informed United’s official web site.
“Harry’s our captain and it might simply be many different gamers that I say is captain materials. Tomorrow I’ve determined that Bruno’s going to put on the armband.”
Fernandes had admitted in a press convention on Monday that the captain’s armband got here as a shock, as he leads out United for the primary time since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January.
“I used to be not anticipating this, I’ve came upon the identical time as you!” Fernandes stated of the captaincy. “For me it is an honour, I can be captain for my teammates and to be captain of Manchester United is a vital achievement for me.
“However I feel everyone seems to be the captain. Everybody wants to assist and be a pacesetter in their very own means, management is totally different in each participant. Tomorrow is not going to be about me however the workforce.
“Main is day by day within the coaching floor, each recreation and everyone seems to be doing their job to guide the workforce in the best way they suppose is finest.”