Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will offer Paul Pogba another chance to become captain in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford following the departure of Antonio Valencia from the club.
United have told the 26-year-old that he will not be sold in the summer despite Real madrid launching a charm offensive to prise him away from Old Trafford.
And it is understood that the Norwegian is willing to make the World Cup winner the new leader of his team with hope of convincing the Frenchman to stay at United.
The World Cup winner insists that the Red Devils need to improve on their performance at Old Trafford.
Pogba said: “We didn’t have a good performance but the result is there. We only think about that today. It was really open but we didn’t play well. The chance we had, the space that we had, the players were inside but we played a bit too slow and we were in danger. We are going to have to fix this.”
England international, Ashley Young is favourite to wear the arms-band having signed a 12-month contract extension at the Theatre of Dreams but Solskjaer is keen to sign a new right-back this summer, which could limit Young’s chances of making his starting XI next season.
Pogba was stripped off the captaincy by former manager Jose Mourinho following a string of row between the duo. However Solskjaer’s relationship with Pogba have been cordial and the Norwegian hopes the club’s responsibility will help end speculation about the 25-year-old’s future.