'You think of the great leaders they've had in recent years, would you put him up there?' asked David Jones of Jamie Redknapp as the Sky Sports presenter informed the pundit that Marouane Fellaini would captain Man Utd against Sunderland today.
With the likes of Michael Carrick, David De Gea and Chris Smalling not in the starting lineup, the Belgian was handed the armband by Jose Mourinho.
Redknapp's response was coloured by real surprise.
'No. No, I wouldn't really. Are you joking? He's captain?
I think they probably haven't got the leaders that Jose wants. That's probably why he's gone with him as captain. It's a bit of a surprise to me.
He's been playing better of late, but do I see him as a midfield general for years to come? No.