Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Harry Maguire Man Utd captaincy decision

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Harry Maguire will keep the captaincy after his clash with police in Mykonos.

Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult following his arrest back in August with brother Joe, 28, and family friend Christopher Sharman, 29.

The defender received a suspended jail sentence of 21 months and 10 days in Greek court but his legal team have lodged an appeal against the verdict.

United have stood by the player throughout the ordeal and Solskjaer has now confirmed that Maguire will keep the armband this season.

Speaking to MUTV, Solskjaer said: "Of course Harry had a difficult summer. He didn't have a long break. His break was different to others as we gave him a few more days and, after, he's come back and looked fine.

"He's handled it really well and, of course, I'll be here to support him. He is going to be our captain. We'll just leave Harry and his people and the process to run.

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"For me, he is a top, an absolute top, human being and has always been a positive guy with the right values. So I really hope we can see Harry performing at his best."

Maguire could be back in action for the Red Devils next weekend, when they kick off their campaign at home against Crystal Palace.

Solskjaer also revealed that Paul Pogba could play in that game, despite contracting coronavirus ahead of France's UEFA Nations League games.

Pogba has since returned to training and Solskjaer offered an update on the midfielder, adding: "Paul’s had a couple of training sessions so he’s lost out on a few sessions because of the virus, of course. But Paul is quick to get fit.

"Of course, he worked really hard to get back after lockdown last time and played the majority of the games. Hopefully, he’ll be ready for next weekend. I am not 100 per cent sure though."

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