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Man United set to offer Pogba captaincy in attempt to convince him to stay

Manchester United will reportedly offer Paul Pogba the captaincy in an attempt to convince the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford.

Pogba is believed to be agitating for a move away from Manchester United this summer after the club endured yet another a disappointing season, finishing sixth in the Premier League and missing out on Champions League qualification.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has expressed an interest in signing the Frenchman as he looks to rebuild his squad at the Bernabeu, with Pogba having suggested he would be ready to make a switch to Spain.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will appoint a new captain this summer after Antonio Valencia’s departure, and according to ESPN is considering offering Pogba greater responsibility in a bid to keep the 26-year-old at the club.

Pogba was handed the captain’s armband for the opening few games of the 2018/19 campaign by Jose Mourinho but was quickly stripped of it following a reported dressing room bust-up between the pair.

Ashley Young has captained the side in Valencia’s absence this season, however the 33-year-old is unlikely to be a first-team fixture next season as Solskjaer targets new additions at full-back.

Meanwhile, The Times report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will offer Ashley Young the captaincy role, with Pogba set to be made vice-captain, although the could Frenchman expect to wear the armband for the majority of the Red Devils games.

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