Maguire, signed from Leicester City for £85m over the summer, has already captained Man United on several occasions this season.
Tuanzebe, on the other hand, has captained United at various youth levels and was even given the badge for United’s win over Rochdale in September.
According to The Times, Solskjaer has identified the pair as two members of the dressing room who have leadership qualities and could captain United further forward.
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Tuanzebe has always been a leader, but figures at United have noticed a tangible change in the player’s persona since returning from his loan spell at Aston Villa, where assistant coach John Terry – god, doesn’t this man love helping United wherever he can – played an important role in developing the defender as an influential voice on the pitch.
Despite not playing much this season due to injuries, it is mentioned that Tuanzebe has been a vocal figure in the dressing room, speaking up above bigger names to assert his own view on the situation.
Tuanzebe does, by all accounts, feel like a player who could blossom into a genuine leader.