Solskjaer believes Man United’s Paul Pogba is ‘captain material’


Pogba reborn under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Paul Pogba rejoined Manchester United in August of 2016 from Juventus for a staggering fee of around £89m.

Since joining United though, Pogba has largely failed to live up to his high price tag.

The Frenchman did not seem to be enjoying his football under his previous boss, Jose Mourinho.

This may have had something to do with Mourinho playing defensive-minded football.

But under United’s current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba has been thriving in a Man United shirt.

Solskjaer has now taken charge of six Premier League games for Manchester United.

The Reds have come away with wins in all six games with Pogba setting the standard in every game.

Playing with a lot more attacking freedom under Solskjaer, the midfielder has now scored five and assisted four in six games.

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Pogba could be Man United captain once again

Earlier in the season, Pogba was made United captain by Jose Mourinho.

However, after United lost 3-2 vs Brighton, Pogba lost the armband and has not earned it back since.

Despite this, Solskjaer does, one day, believe that Pogba can captain United again as he is ‘captain material’:

“You see the personality. He loves playing football, he’s a larger-than-life character, that’s just the way he is.

“When the performances come as well, that marries together as a good leader and you see what it meant to him winning the World Cup. So for me, yes, he’s captain material.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.

United’s next game is on Friday evening vs Arsenal in the FA Cup 4th round.

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