Jose Mourinho told Paul Pogba shouldn’t be Man United captain

Manchester United shouldn't make Paul Pogba captain, according to ex-midfielder Johnny Giles

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Pogba lacks the substance and leadership to be Manchester United captain, according to Johnny Giles.

The Red Devils midfielder made a brilliant start to the Premier League season following two goals and two assists in four top-flight games in the 2017-18 campaign so far.

Pogba suffered a serious knee problem during a 3-0 win over Swiss side Basel in their Champions League group-stage opener at Old Trafford back in September.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made the France star his captain for the visit of Basel before he was withdrawn inside the opening 20 minutes at Old Trafford.

Pogba picked up from where he left off last weekend with a goal and an assist in an emphatic 4-1 victory over promoted side Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

The club-record signing was handed the captain’s armband for Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Swiss outfit Basel in the penultimate Champions League group-stage fixture.

However, former Leeds and Manchester United midfielder Giles doesn’t believe Pogba is a suitable captain for the Red Devils.

“I never see it [with Pogba],” Giles told Newstalk.

“He has made him captain now. Pogba does what he does.

“Matic was far and away the most influential player in the 90 minutes. Pogba does the flick and the dance or whatever. I don’t see the substance for him to be a leader. He is a talented lad but not a leader by any means.”

Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table and eight points behind current leaders Manchester City after 12 games

The Red Devils will welcome promoted side Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

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