Paul Pogba Has What It Takes To Captain Manchester United – Solskjaerk
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that his midfielder Paul Pogba is capable of becoming captain of the Red Devils.
25-year old Pogba was stripped off the vice captain role under Jose Mourinho who was sacked last year.
However, since Solskjaer took over, the French international has flourished in the squad and has helped the Norwegian to secure 7 straight wins.
This has given Solskjaer the believe that the midfielder can one day captain Manchester United.
“I know the boy from before, and he is a leader,” Solskjaer told reporters prior ahead of Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash against Arsenal.
“He’s a character, he influences people, and you’ve seen the videos from France, and he cares, and he really wants to be successful.
“He knows he can’t do it by himself, it’s a team game, and he’s a character that brings so many good things with him when he’s enjoying himself, I have to say.
“You see the personality. He’d love playing football, he’s a larger-than-life character, that’s just the way he is.
“When the performances come as well, that marries together as a good leader and you see what it meant to him winning the World Cup in what France broadcast. So, for me, yes, he’s captain material.”
“Ashley’s [Young] wearing the armband, yes, because Antonio’s [Valencia] struggled with fitness as well, in and out. Antonio’s still the club captain, but Ash is wearing the armband when he’s playing.
“I’ve never been a fan of ‘You’re this and you’re that’. Once in a while, it’s to give, David [De Gea] was captain one of these games when Ash didn’t play.
“So there’s 11 captains out there, really, it doesn’t really bother me. I was captain for Norway, and quite a few times for United, but I still don’t tell my kids I was captain of Man United or Norway – but once in a while, you are.”