Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Antonio Valencia will retain the captain’s armband at Manchester United
The Ecuadorian full-back was officially named the United captain in the summer following Michael Carrick’s retirement from playing football.
Although, amid struggles for form and fitness, Valencia’s place in the United team has been in doubt with just seven appearances across all competitions this season.
But interim coach Solskjaer, who’s won both of his opening games in charge at United, made it clear that Valencia is still the skipper.
“I told you he’s the captain and, when he’s properly fit and playing, he’ll wear the armband,” said Solskjaer on the club website.
“He’s going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the busy period coming up.
”When you look at Antonio, there are not many better right-backs going forward with his abilities so, yes, you’ll see him wearing his armband.“
United will be taking on Bournemouth on Sunday at Old Trafford with Solskjaer hoping to make it three wins out of three.