Pogba Is Manchester United Captain Material - Solskjaer
Manchester United interim Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Paul Pogba is a 'leader' and he would consider him for captaincy in the future.
The Frenchman was stripped of the captain title by former boss, Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese claiming he did not have the mentality to lead.
The only truth is that I made the decision for Paul not to be the second captain any more. It was exactly the same person who decided Paul was the second captain: myself. No fallout at all, just decisions I do not have to explain,”Mourinho said in September 2018.
But Solskjaer has a different opinion from his predecessor. For him, the world cup winner is a leader and he won't hesitate to give him the armband if the occasion arises.
Definitely, [I would consider him as captain], because I know the boy from before and he is a leader,” Solskjaer said to his presser, ahead of their FA Cup clash on Friday at the Emirates.
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.
You see the personality. He loves 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 means to him winning the World Cup. So for me, yes, he’s captain material.”
The former striker reaffirmed that Anthonio Valencia was still the club's captain with Ashley Young only deputizing, since the Ecuadorian has been missing games because of injuries.
Ashley’s wearing the armband, yes, because Antonio struggled with fitness,” he added.
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’. There are 11 captains out there really, it doesn’t really bother me.”