Harry Maguire Gives Reasons Why He Thinks Injured Marcus Rashford Can Be Manchester United’s Captain

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The current captain of Manchester United Harry Maguire believes that his fellow teammate Marcus Rashford has all it takes to become captain of the club in future.

Harry Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City for £80 million, a world-record fee for a defender. In less than six months at the club, he was made the club’s captain, succeeding Ashley Young in January 2020.

While having a chat on United Podcast, the England international was asked whether he believes that the 22-year-old England and United‘s forward can become the club’s captain, Maguire said: “Yeah, definitely”.

“I think as a club, you should have a captain and rely on him, but you need to spread the onus of the leadership in the group”, he said. “Marcus is there and he battles through every game, obviously he’s missing through a bad injury at the moment but he’s battling hard to get back and he’s very rarely missing games. He’s always wanting to make himself available.”

Marcus Rashford has been very instrumental since he was promoted to Manchester United‘s senior team in 2015. So far, the youngster has made 133 appearances in all competitions scoring at least 41 goals. Before the 2019-2020 season was halted, he has already scored 19 goals in all competitions for both Manchester United and England national team.

Besides that, he is the biggest concern of the club’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because he is currently battling to recuperate from an injury he sustained before the coronavirus pandemic forced the season to a halt.

Harry Maguire Praises Rashford

Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford in national team duty
Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford in national team duty

Manchester United’s captain Harry Maguire is one of those big figures at Old Trafford who are hoping that the fast-rising star would have fully recovered from his injury before the season returns. The 27-year-old defender said he can’t stop speaking highly of Marcus.

“I’ve always spoken so highly of Marcus when I was with him at England,” Maguire said. “I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“I think he’s going to go on to have an exceptional career. I think he’s going to go on to — I don’t want to put too much pressure on him — be a wonderful player for Manchester United, as he is now.

“On the pitch, as I said, he’s amazed me. He’s the most talented player I’ve ever played with and I’m sure he’s going to be a wonderful player for this club.”