Solskjaer: Humble Maguire a great Man Utd captain

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Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to Harry Maguire for emerging from the most difficult period of his career.

Solskjaer put his faith in Maguire following the player’s arrest on holiday in Mykonos in August, but it looked to have backfired as the 27-year-old endured a torrid start to the new season.

But Maguire refused to step out of the firing line and will lead United into the final game of 2020 against Wolves on Tuesday night having played more than any professional footballer in the world this year.

“I will always support Harry and I think Gareth (Southgate, England coach) will as well. He just wants to keep playing football,” said the United manager.

“He is such a good human being. He is in there leading the dressing-room. He is very humble and hard working, he knows when he has to hold his hand up, and he has led from the front.

“Harry is a strong character and a very good player. He has been putting himself forward. He always wants to play and he never wants a rest. He has really improved throughout the season. We can see more maturity and leadership from Harry every game.”

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