Paul Pogba: It’s an honour to captain Manchester United

Paul Pogba: It’s an honour to captain Manchester United

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has admitted that it would be an honour to captain his side and explained why he feels that way.

The Frenchman has been given the opportunity by Jose Mourinho to lead the team out on the pitch a few times this season.

Michael Carrick is the club’s official captain with Antonio Valencia the main vice captain but the armband has jumped around from several players.

The Englishman has been absent for the majority of the season due to an injury and so the likes of Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Pogba have all led the team.

Despite all the rumoured trouble between the former Juventus man and Mourinho, he’s still been trusted by his manager when the opportunity rises.

According to Goal, Paul said: “It’s good that the manager believes in you, and the players. It’s an honour to wear the captain’s [armband], and just to wear the shirt and play at Old Trafford.

“I was here in the Academy and for me it was a dream to play for the first-team, and I did it. So yeah, I’m very proud.”

Many people believe Paul Pogba should be the man to eventually become captain for United and there’s certainly a case to be made.

The academy man is talismanic for his team and should he be able to show a little more consistency then he can definitely become captain material.

With Carrick set to retire at the end of the current season the armband is up for grabs and Pogba should be a candidate for it.

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