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Manchester United 2019/20 season captain announced: Ola Gunnar Solskjaer names Ashley Young as Man Utd captain

Archungshang Thouman
|Sun Aug 04 2019


Manchester United 2019/20 season captain announced: Ola Gunnar Solskjaer names Ashley Young as Man Utd captain ahead of the upcoming season of English Premier League.

A lot has changed at the Old Trafford since last summer. Manchester United have a new manager at the helm and a host of youngsters in the squad. United finished at 6 last season and fans are expecting an improved showing this time around.

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Everything that manager Ola Gunnar Solskjaer has done so far ahead of their campaign has been praised by the fans. The Norwegian has held on to his best players, he has led them to a clean slate of victories in the pre-season and has managed to bring in exciting talent. However, there is one decision that has irked the fans.

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Ola Gunnar Solskjaer announced Ashley Young as Manchester United captain for the 2019/20 season; A decision that left the fans fuming.

“David (De Gea) is obviously in contention, [but] Ash, when he’s on the pitch, will carry the armband. When Ash starts, he’ll be carrying the armband,” he said.

When asked directly if Young was taking over the role as club captain, he replied: “You can probably call it that.”

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With the purchase of Aaron Wan Bissaka, it was assumed that Young’s game time would be limited. To play Young at Right back when Bissaka is around would be taking two steps backwards. And if Young plays the entire season as Bissaka’s back up, then why appoint him the captain at all?

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Someone like De Gea, or anyone really, who was guaranteed minutes in almost every match, so he could lead the side from the front, should have carried the armband. With this decision, United have shown that tenure matters more than leadership in having that armband.

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