Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has stated that it would be an honor to fill in the boots of Michael Carrick as captain of the illustrious club.
Most of the United fans were heartbroken to hear that Michael Carrick would be retiring at the end of this season. However, the 36-year-old, who has won every single domestic trophy in England and Europe, has decided to hang his boots with the club looking for a new man to wear the captain’s armband.
One man who has had a couple of seasons with his ups and downs at United since arriving from Juventus in 2016 has been Paul Pogba. The midfield ace was a record transfer at the time when he moved from Turin back to Old Trafford but has also faced regular criticism for the most part of this campaign.
Pogba suffered a hamstring injury that left him out on the sidelines for a couple of months, his return to the first team was then halted as reports claimed a feud between Mourinho and Pogba. This led to the Frenchman being linked with a move away from Manchester with Barcelona and Real Madrid lurking. But the 25-year-old has raised his game off late and offered the captain’s armband on a few occasions.
I’d Be Happy To Be Captain- Pogba
The French star spoke to Premier League Productions and opened up on his injury, “I had a big injury and missed a lot of games, but now I feel much better. And I’ve been proving it with more assists. I’m not hitting the crossbar and the post like last season, so I’m happy. I’ve been involved in a few goals so I’m pretty happy.”
Pogba went on to add that it would be an honor for him to lead Manchester United as he was a product of their academy, “It’s good that the manager believes in you, and the players. It’s an honor to wear the captain’s [armband], and just to wear the shirt and play at Old Trafford. I was here in the Academy and for me, it was a dream to play for the first-team, and I did it. So yeah, I’m very proud.”
We all know what Pogba is capable of on his day, and I believe that United fans would love for him to concentrate more on his football and add consistency to his game. If Pogba manages to do that for United, the club will certainly move forward with him as captain.