“I respected him. He was one of the best players in Premier League and Manchester United history. He is the type of player I like - when he had a go at me, I wanted to show him what I could do. I wasn't fearful. It was about desire and passion.
"I’m not going to change because I’ve got the armband. I’m quite vocal on the pitch. I speak to players and tend to play with determination, which I hope can lift the players and fans. I’ve always tried to help young players.
"It’s a great honour to captain the team and, hopefully, it will be a successful night for us.”