In Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Ipswich, with Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling both off the pitch, Bastian Schweinsteiger ended up with the captain’s armband in his hand, and was unsure of who to give it to. He has revealed that it was Daley Blind who advised him to give it to David de Gea.
Honestly, I didn’t know who was the next captain in line so I looked to Daley for direction and he said David. I didn’t think it was for me. I looked around for somebody who has played more games than me for Manchester United. Daley said David. I thought maybe Phil Jones, but it’s not for me to wear just yet.