What Man Utd star Paul Pogba thinks about captaincy as Real Madrid hunt transfer deal | Football | Sport
Speaking in June, the France international admitted he was keen on a new challenge elsewhere by saying: “There is a lot of thinking [going on].
“I have been three years in Manchester and have been doing great – some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody, like everywhere else.
“After this season and everything that happened, with my season being my best season … it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Yet Unibet say that, despite wanting out, Pogba would like the captaincy if he were to stay.
The United star supposedly sought the armband in both 2017 and 2018 but, on both occasions, was snubbed by Jose Mourinho.
Ashley Young is favourite for the role, despite Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaping above him in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
Also in contention is goalkeeper David De Gea, who has been at the club since 2011 when he arrived from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, Solskjaer said Pogba could find the challenge he craved at United rather than elsewhere.
And he insisted the club had received no offers for their star performer.
“I can’t dive into all these hypothetical questions, but we’ve not had offers,” Solskjaer said when asked about Pogba’s future.
“I’ve said so many times about Paul that he’s a top, top boy and a great player, and he’s never, ever been a problem.
“I’ve not been upset by anything he’s said because we’ve had many conversations, and I know exactly what Paul is thinking. I can give him a new challenge.”
Pogba signed for United from Juventus in 2016, touching down in a £89million deal.
He struggled for consistency throughout his first season but still helped the Red Devils win both the EFL Cup and Europa League.
But Solskjaer rates him highly and may yet give him the United armband as he plots a way back to the glory days.