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Paul Pogba Is Set To Be Named Manchester United’s Next Permanent Captain

Paul Pogba Is Set To Be Named Manchester United’s Next Permanent Captain

Paul Pogba is in line to become Manchester United's next permanent captain.

With current skipper Antonio Valencia set to leave Old Trafford in the summer, reports suggest Pogba will succeed the Ecuadorian.

Valencia, who's approaching 10 years at the club, wasn't offered a new deal with United failing to trigger an option on his contract.

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The right-back has since penned an emotional message on social media.

"Lago Agrio is a very humble town in Ecuador. When I was a child, I never imagined travel to Europe. Thanks to God for letting me play 10 years in the best club in the world: @ManUtd. Now I am focused on my recovery so I can end the season playing at Old Trafford!"

It appears Pogba will replace Valencia as United captain.

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The Frenchman donned the armband in United's first game of the Premier League season under Jose Mourinho. But a public falling out with the Portuguese manager prompted him to strip his leadership role.

Though the 25-year-old is now being eyed up as the long-term captain.

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Fans are split. Some have put forward David De Gea and Ander Herrera as potential options.

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Pogba is in scintillating form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tutelage. He's weighed in with goals and assists as he enjoys the most prolific campaign of his career.

Is he the right man to lead United? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Topics: Paul Pogba, Football News, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Ander Herrera, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Old Trafford, Antonio Valencia

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.