Bruno Fernandes will lead as captain for Manchester United in Harry Maguire’s absence when the Red Devils take on Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Maguire overcame a slight injury to play and score in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday night, but he has now been ruled out of the trip to France.
During a press conference in Paris on Monday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the Portugal international will captain United in Maguire’s absence.
“We hope Harry will be fit for the weekend [for the Chelsea game but we’re not sure,” Solskjaer told reporters in Paris. “The captain is sitting next to me. Bruno will captain the team tomorrow [Tuesday].”
“I was not expecting this,” Bruno admitted. “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.
“I think the captain is everybody and everyone needs to help; everyone needs to be a leader.
“The leadership is different in every player. Tomorrow will not be about me, it’s about the team.”