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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'Harry Maguire is a born leader'

Solskjaer: 'Harry Maguire is a born leader'
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Harry Maguire has what it takes to become an influential captain for the Red Devils.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that defender Harry Maguire "has got everything a captain should have".

The 26-year-old has made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford since his £80m move from Leicester City last summer, having played every minute of Premier League football this season thus far.

The England international was on target for the Red Devils in their 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday, and Solskjaer believes that Maguire has the capabilities to go down as one of United's great captains.

"Harry is a born leader - definitely. That was what we spoke about in early talks with him as well, that he can take the leadership, he's the one we wanted for that," Solskjaer told The Mirror.

"To be honest I didn't expect him to be captain this quickly, Since the start, though, he's been in the dressing room and speaking with the coaches, he's vocal, he's got the experience, he's got everything a captain should have.

"I always thought it's natural for him to take that role but his performances have helped too. I'm delighted with the boy, that was one of the attributes we were looking at when we signed him.

"As a captain at this club you have to be thick skinned, you can't sulk or feel sorry for yourself, you have to get on with things and be proactive.

"He's got to lead men, we've got a few men and some boys as well, but he's got to go in front as an example for everyone – and he is. And when the team is more consistent he'll be an even bigger presence – definitely."

United will be looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins as they welcome Watford to Old Trafford on Sunday.

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