Solskjaer names our captain against PSG

Ruben Hill
October 20, 2020

Fernandes appeared alongside his manager for the pre-match press conference and, judging by his reaction, appeared to have been caught by surprise as Solskjaer informed the reporters in attendance that he would be wearing the armband.

United have not played in the competition since March 2019, when they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Barcelona.

Marcus Rashford hit the victor from the spot that night deep into injury time and now United will be looking to use those memories as inspiration.

As well as Maguire, United travel to Paris without Eric Bailly, Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani, who misses the chance to play against his old team.

In his absence, Solskjaer confirmed today that Fernandes will captain the side.

Not at all, he is in a different team now, I wish him the best.

This indicates a lack of leadership in the dressing room prior to Bruno and Maguire's arrivals and is definitely cause for concern. Tomorrow will not be about me, it's about the team. We had an incredible campaign last season in the Champions League and that gives us an very bad lot of confidence and the challenge is also there not to think too much about the final.

Fernandes was shocked at the announcement and his facial expression was captured perfectly on the video call.

Fernandes explained: "I was not expecting this". "I know the same time as you".

"It is an honour and an important achievement for me".

"I think the captain is everybody and everyone needs to help; everyone needs to be a leader".

"I think I'm playing well in the last few months but I have to improve and do better".

But the England global has been ruled out of United's first Champions League clash of the season against Paris Saint-Germain due to injury.

In an attempt to reach the last 16, PSG will also take on the Turkish outfit Basaksehir - making their debut in European club football's most prestigious tournament - and last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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