Bruno Fernandes has been named Manchester United captain for the Champions League clash with PSG.
Harry Maguire will miss the game through injury and has not travelled to France, the club website confirmed.
Speaking at his press conference, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declared the man sitting next to him, Bruno Fernandes, will wear the armband.
Fernandes reacted with delight, and a little surprise at hearing the news first hand.
He told the club website: “
I was not expecting this. I know the same time as you.
Of course, for me, it’s an honour I will be captain for my team-mates and being captain of Manchester United is important for me.“
This seemed like the obvious call for Solskjaer, and he made the right one.
While Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and David de Gea are all vastly experienced and have been at United for far longer, Fernandes has a more inspiring personality.
Fernandes has shaken United up since his January arrival and displayed leadership skills from day one.
There have even been calls for him to take the captaincy full-time, dating back to his on pitch row with Victor Lindelof against Sevilla.
He is not afraid to call out his teammates on the pitch if they are under performing.
Fernandes has the qualities on and off the pitch to make this work, and whatever the result, he will do United proud.
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