Man United fans do not want Pogba to be captain

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hinted after Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley that Paul Pogba would ultimately become the club’s full-time captain.

Michael Carrick is expected to retire next summer, which would free up the armband.

Antonio Valencia has been United’s stand-in captain this season, but the right-back has been absent for the club’s last two Premier League matches with a hamstring problem.

Pogba, who is valued at £67.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, wore the armband against Leicester City and Burnley, and Mourinho’s comments seem to suggest that the Frenchman has a brilliant chance of landing the captaincy next season.

The United supporters are not convinced, however, with many taking to Twitter on Wednesday to claim that Pogba should not be in such a position due to his inconsistent form.

United are not the same team without Pogba – there is no question about that – but many of the club’s fans have referenced the recent draws with Leicester and Burnley as reasons why the 24-year-old should not lead the team on a full-time basis.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to Mourinho’s comments can be seen below: