Man Utd midfield star backed to become captain in the nearby future

By | January 29, 2019

Paul Pogba is Man United captain material, claims the Red Devils interim head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite Mourinho taking the job off him earlier this term.

World-Cup winning midfielder stood in as captain for three games when current captain Antonio Valencia was injured, however, lost the job earlier in September.

“I know the boy from before and he is a leader,” said Solskjaer, who worked with Pogba when he was United’s under-23 manager between 2008 and 2010.

“He influences people. He cares and really wants to be successful.”

Pogba’s off-field profile has attracted criticism, during Jose Mourinho’s time at Man Utd.

None of this seems to affect the playmaker and since Solskjaer’s arrival, he has improved – scoring five goals and adding four assists in six appearances since the Norwegian has took over Jose Mourinho’s job.

“Paul’s a larger than life character, that is just the way he is,” said Solskjaer.

“Social media is part of the era we live in. That’s just society now. We have certain rules and I don’t have a problem with it.”

Valencia’s Old Trafford future looks to remain up in the air with the Ecuadorian defender has been rumoured with an exit from the Red Devils before the end of the January transfer window.