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Keane questions Man Utd handing Maguire captaincy

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has questioned the decision to hand Harry Maguire the club captaincy.

The England international moved from Leicester at the start of the season for a world-record fee for a defender, and has already taken up the mantle left behind by Ashley Young's departure.

Keane told Sky Sports: "I'm concerned when a new player is giving the captaincy as it doesn't say much about the other lads, but he's a good age and he comes across as a sensible lad."

United's mark of confidence in the 26-year-old was backed up by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praising Maguire's leadership abilities, and ex-captain Keane also explained how the centre back could approach his new role.

He added: "It's all about the team. Don't be distracted by it, by the captaincy, enjoy it. You don't need the armband to be a leader but he does seem very proud of it.

"It is a big responsibility. I always try to focus on trying to be the best player in training, the best player on a weekend and hopefully the rest of the players will follow."

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