Solskjaer said that Maguire was inspirational during the match against Newcastle, adding that the defender leads by example.

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, named captain, Harry Maguire, as the player that led his team to defeat Newcastle United 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday night.

Maguire, who has endured a difficult start to the Premier League season, scored to help Man United clinch an emphatic victory at St James’ Park.

Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford also scored for the Red Devils.

“Of course the last result [a 6-1 defeat to Tottenham] made [today] even bigger,” Solskjaer told a pre-match press conference after the game.

“I thought we showed great resilience and great character to come back. I thought we handled that setback really well and were led by a very inspirational captain.”

Solskjaer added: “I thought he was excellent. He scores a goal, and he leads by example.

“He’s always a very good character around the place, and I’m very happy for him because he’s had a couple of difficult weeks since the last game for us.”

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