Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba is captaincy material at Old Trafford.
The France international midfielder has been named United vice-captain by Jose Mourinho. But the Portuguese boss has stripped him of the armband back in September after a fall-out with the manager.
‘Leader’ Pogba could be Man Utd captain – Solskjaer pic.twitter.com/P5BCriGV9p
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Pogba has played six games under Solskjaer and has since scored five Premier League goals and four assists.
The Norwegian manager, who has won seven games from seven at United, admits the World Cup winner is well capable of leading the Red Devils.
“Definitely, yeah, because I know the boy from before and he is a leader,” Solskjaer said when asked if Pogba had the characteristics to be club captain.
“He’s a character, he influences people and you’ve seen the videos from [the] France [national team].”
“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.”
Solskjaer believes Pogba can make a good captain,Valencia has been sidelined in the recent past hence the thought,Yes he should. in united we got many options, Herrera, Degea,Young but Pogba should take it,showed leadership without the armband in World Cup #mufcfamily #mufc pic.twitter.com/Feu82PToyE
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“Ashley’s wearing the armband, yes because Antonio’s struggled with fitness as well, in and out,” Soldkjaer added.
“But 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, say David [de Gea] was captain one of these games [Huddersfield] when Ash didn’t play.”
“So there’s 11 captains out there really, it doesn’t really bother me.”