Updated: Jan 18
The England defender said it is a "dream come true" to wear the Man Utd armband.
Harry Maguire is pleased to be Manchester United's new captain.
The England defender, who sealed a move from Leicester City last summer, said it is a "dream come true" to wear the armband at Old Trafford after Ashley Young ended his eight-and-a-half-year stay with the Red Devils on Friday.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed in his news conference at the A.ON training centre today that Young will be moving to Serie A club Inter Milan after a deal was agreed for the England International.
The 34-year-old will join the likes of former team-mate Romelu Lukaku and United loanee Alexis Sanchez at the San Siro.
However, Maguire says it’s a ‘proud moment and huge honour’ for him to replace young as Red Devils’ new skipper.
"[It's a] dream come true to be named the Man Utd captain," Maguire wrote on his official Twitter account. "Proud moment and a huge honour. Just want to wish Ashley Young all the best at Inter."
Young tweeted: "To Man Utd, you gave me the chance to play with legends, to win trophies, to work under the greatest manager [Alex Ferguson] in history and to be your captain. Thank you for letting me be part of your story for eight-and-a-half years.
"To the United fans, every time I walked on the pitch wearing your shirt I gave you my all. Thank you for your support during the highs and the lows. I leave as one of you, see you again in an away end soon."