Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Harry Maguire to be at heart of his defence for Chelsea clash next Sunday

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United will be announced ‘very soon’

The England international underwent a medical ahead of his £85million move from Leicester on Saturday.

Maguire is set to become a Manchester United player

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Maguire is set to become a Manchester United player

And Solskjaer expects him to be in contention to make his debut against Chelsea in next weekend’s Premier League opener.

“Hopefully the last little details will be in place, so we can announce something very soon,” Solskjaer said.

“Let’s get the last details over the line. But he’s played a few games over the summer so we’ll just have to assess him as and when.”

On his team selection for the Chelsea game, Solskjaer added: “I’ve got an idea.

“It’s been five good weeks, some players have done well to get into the team when you thought they would need some time.


“But eight days is a long time in football.”

Solskjaer also said he had spoken to Romelu Lukaku over a controversial social media post revealing confidential details of a training sprint session.

The Belgium striker, thought to be on the verge of a move to Serie A, took to social media on Friday to respond to criticism that he lacks pace by posting statistics from a running test on the Perth leg of United’s July pre-season tour.

Lukaku has since removed the post, which revealed he was second to only Diogo Dalot in a session, which charted the speeds of 22 other first-team players.

Pogba’s United future is still uncertain

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Pogba’s United future is still uncertain

The tweet was accompanied by the words ‘lack of pace’ alongside running emojis.

“I’ve spoken to Rom, that’s case closed,” said Solskjaer, who confirmed club captain Ashley Young will wear the armband when he is on the pitch.

Goalkeeper David De Gea skippered the side in Cardiff – a game United won 5-4 on penalties after Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard had scored in a 2-2 draw.

“David is in contention, but when Ash is on the pitch he will carry the armband,” Solskjaer said.





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