Ashley Young was, of course, our club captain for the first half of the season, yet the armband was passed around a little. Maguire’s obvious leadership skills made him an outstanding candidate early on and, in no time at all, he skippered us for the first time on 24 October, overseeing a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in Serbia.
#4: CLUB CAPTAIN
Young’s transfer to Inter Milan in January left Solskjaer with a big decision to make and, while there were several worthy contenders, the manager felt Maguire was the right choice.
“He’s come in and everything about him tells me he is a leader,”
explained Ole during a press conference on 17 January.
“He’s part of a group that we’ve had, that have been leading this young group.”