Man United hatch plan to convince Paul Pogba to stay – report

Man United are preparing to offer Paul Pogba a captaincy role at Old Trafford for next season, say reports

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Manchester United are preparing to offer Paul Pogba a captaincy role at Old Trafford in a bid to try and convince the midfielder to stay at the club this summer, according to reports.

ESPN is reporting that the Red Devils are ready to hand Pogba the on-pitch captain’s role for next season as they look to secure his long-term future at the club.

With Antonio Valencia leaving Old Trafford this summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for a new captain heading into next season.

According to the same report, Pogba is one of the names in the frame to be made Manchester United captain next season.

Pogba was famously stripped of captaincy duties by Jose Mourinho last season before the Portuguese coach was sacked by Manchester United last December.

The same article claims that Pogba is “open” to a move away from Manchester United this summer after the Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League and didn’t win a trophy.

It is claimed in the same story that Real Madrid are leading the race to sign the 26-year-old should he leave Old Trafford this summer, but the article also stresses that Manchester United are determined not to sell the France international.

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