Pogba set to be named Man Utd captain with Valencia ready to leave in summer

Pogba set to be named Man Utd captain with Valencia ready to leave in summer

Current captain Antonio Valencia looks certain to leave the club this summer.

And interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Pogba as his long-term replacement.

Ex-boss Jose Mourinho controversially took the vice-captaincy off Pog – claiming he did not have the right character.

But Solskjaer has been impressed with the French star’s leadership skills – something he showcased in Les Bleus’ World Cup triumph despite him not wearing the armband.

Injured Valencia, 33, is a free agent this summer and United missed the deadline to trigger a one-year extension.

In Valencia’s absence, Ashley Young, 33, currently wears the armband and has signed a contract extension for next season.

But Pogba, who is reborn under Ole after clashing with Mourinho, is seen as a natural successor.

Asked about him earlier this season, Solskjaer said: “You can see what winning the World Cup meant to him, so for me, yes, Pogba’s captain material.”

The ex-Juventus ace has been in stunning form since the Norwegian took charge – chipping in with 11 goals under the ex-Cardiff boss' tutelage.

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