Manchester United are ready to offer Paul Pogba the captaincy in a bid to head off interest from the 26 year old from Real Madrid.
In recent weeks the French World Cup winner has been the subject of an intense PR initiative launched by Real as they try to entice him to Spain as Zinedine Zidane looks to rebuild his faltering squad.
However, United have told the player they have no intention of selling him and, to show him how much he is valued, they are ready to offer him the club captaincy, taking over from Antonio Valencia who is leading in the summer. They are also ready to open negotiations with him over a new long term contract reports The Daily Mirror.
It was Pogba’s two penalties against West Ham on Saturday night that secured a lacklustre United a valuable win over West Ham that kept their interest in a top four finish alive.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.