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.
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!"
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! pic.twitter.com/ftqMLCDWlr
- Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) March 1, 2019
It appears Pogba will replace Valencia as United captain.
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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Paul Pogba is set to replace Antonio Valencia as Manchester United's next permanent captain. #mufc [Neil Custis]
- United Xtra (@utdxtra) March 1, 2019
Fans are split. Some have put forward David De Gea and Ander Herrera as potential options.
Herrera should be captain
- Ken O'Grady (@kogrady74) March 2, 2019
I think Andre should be the captain Paul vice captain & De Gea 3rd captain #MUFC
- Pratigya Joshi (Prj) (@pr_joshi) March 2, 2019
Herrera deserves it more ngl
- Solskjær who ? (@Shezzy_10) March 1, 2019
I would've said De Gea. Deserves it more imo
- Umer - RIP Sala (@PrimeDarmian) March 2, 2019
- Carlos Antônio (@carlosutd1) March 1, 2019
No disrespect to Paul Pogba I think he's a fantastic player and also had that leadership quality in him but still Ander Herrera and David De Gea being more senior than him at the club have that leadership and are more eligible than him to become captain #MUFC
- Syed Mueez (@Sma_TheRedDevil) March 2, 2019
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.