Giggs: Captaincy will help Pogba

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs thinks that Paul Pogba could thrive if he is given the captains armband on a more regular basis.

The Manchester United midfielder has dominated the headlines in the last few weeks, with speculation suggesting that there has been a breakdown in his relationship with United boss, Jose Mourinho.

However, despite only having been in training for four days before United’s Premier League opener against Leicester last week, the £89 million man made himself available for selection and was duly handed the captains armband by Mourinho.

During that game, Pogba put in an excellent performance in Manchester United’s engine room, as well as opening the scoring with a third-minute penalty.

Paul Pogba's impressive stats against Leicester City

Now, Man Utd’s all-time leading appearance maker Ryan Giggs thinks that the captain’s armband could help Pogba deliver top performances on the pitch on a more consistent basis:

“I think everyone recognises the quality Paul Pogba has and he had an excellent World Cup, so after winning that it was a recognition of what he can bring to the team,” Giggs told Sky Sports.

“From the outside he looks like a leader but what we haven’t seen is the consistency of the likes of Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, so that extra responsibility will hopefully help him maintain his levels.

“The captains I played under really had that consistency and would still contribute on their bad days and I’ve got no doubts that he will reach those levels of consistency for United and be a top, top player.”

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