Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Paul Pogba will remain captain of his side against Brighton on Sunday.
Pogba was rather surprisingly named captain for his sides opening Premier League fixture, a 2-1 win over Leicester City last Friday, despite widespread speculation suggesting the midfielder is unsettled at Old Trafford.
However, Mourinho also revealed that the £89 million will not be the Manchester United skipper in the long-term, with right-back Antonio Valencia set to take back over the armband once he regains full fitness.
“For the next match Paul will be captain, it will stay with Antonio Valencia,” Mourinho told the press ahead of his side’s trip to the Amex on Sunday.
“Last season I made Paul captain against Basel we thought he’s a young guy but a good personality, he was made in the academy, normally a starting line-up player, so he has conditions to be captain in the future. But when Antonio comes back he will be the captain.”