Harry Maguire’s behaviour after Rashford’s goal shows why he is Man Utd captain

Manchester United fans are usually torn over Harry Maguire, who has held the captain's armband under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But his leadership credentials were on show this afternoon as the Red Devils took on Leicester at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Marcus Rashford put United one ahead in the first-half, calmly slotting beyond Kasper Schmeichel to atone for an earlier sitter he headed over.

And Robbie Savage, who was on duty for BT Sport, heard what Maguire said after the opening goal.

“When they were celebrating he ran over and said ‘let’s lift it now, let’s lift it’, even though they’d gone 1-0 up," Savage said.

“I think he knew as captain they weren’t performing as they should be.”

Maguire was speaking to the media after United's win over Everton in midweek.

And the former Leicester man admits Solskjaer's side need to be targeting the big trophies.

"We play for Manchester United, we're expected to win trophies," he told Sky Sports.

"We got to three semi-finals last year, this year we've reached our first semi-final in our first competition.

"It's important to reach these big games, but we need to now start winning the big games, like the semi-finals and lift trophies for this club."

United drew 2-2 with Leicester in a tight clash this lunchtime.

Rashford's opening goal was cancelled out by a Harvey Barnes strike before half-time.

Leicester dominated possession in the second period but failed to make their dominance count.

And Edinson Cavani popped off the bench to assist Bruno Fernandes, who calmly put the ball beyond the outrushing Schemichel.

But Jamie Vardy popped up with an equaliser eight minutes from time.

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