Manchester United’s club captain Michael Carrick retired at the end of last season and fans on Twitter have been calling for Paul Pogba to be handed the armband following his performance in the World Cup final.
Carrick was given the honour after Wayne Rooney left the club in the summer of 2017. With Mourinho using him sparingly, the midfielder only made five appearances in all competitions last season and right-back Antonio Valencia deputised in his absence.
However, The Metro is reporting that the 32-year-old Ecuadorian will be overlooked for the role on a permanent basis and says Nemanja Matic and goalkeeper David De Gea are the front runners in Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Among United fans though, Pogba has emerged as a clear favourite since he scored his side’s third goal in France’s 4-2 World Cup Final win over Croatia. The 25-year-old was much criticised last season as United finished second in the league behind rivals Manchester City, but fans of the Red Devils clearly believe he is now ready to lead the team after his summer performances. Check out some of the best tweets below.
— scott carter (@CarterScott140) July 16, 2018
I hope José has phoned @paulpogba this morning to tell him he’s the new club captain of @ManUtd. This is the guy to take the club forward now – World Champion, 25, his time is NOW. Do it, José. #MUFC ⚽️🔥🔴 The future’s bright. The future’s #Pogba 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/BN9p8qwOSg
— ▪️Phil AIZLEWOOD (@thisisphillip) July 16, 2018
I take it all back. Don't sell Pogba and make him captain.
— TG (@tgorman_mufc) July 16, 2018
Pogba must be handed the Manchester United armband. De Gea Vice Captain. #mufc
— Abdallah Mahmud (@Huzla90) July 15, 2018
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) July 14, 2018
— Dave Taylor (@daveutdtaylor) July 11, 2018
Pogba must be captain next season. The will be good to convince him to stay
— SHABANICALGH (@Aban96) July 16, 2018
Pogba should immediately become our captain or consequences @ManUtd
— Frank Lucas 🇫🇷 (@christianizzle) July 16, 2018
Fully believe one way United can get the best out of Pogba is making him club captain. I think the responsibility will trigger consistency in him.
— King WZRD (@uMehliseli) July 16, 2018