Man United to offer captaincy to Paul Pogba to ward off Real Madrid interest – Mirror

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As per a report from the Mirror, Manchester United are prepared to supply the membership’s captaincy to Paul Pogba, in a bid to refocus the midfielder amid mounting hyperlinks with Actual Madrid.

Zidane returns

Zinedine Zidane made his return to the bench on the Bernabeu on the 11th of March.

The previous Actual midfielder was reinstalled following failed stints on the a part of each Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari, which led to the capital giants relinquishing their title as European champions for the primary time in four years, and failing to mount any type of critical La Liga title problem to Clasico rivals Barcelona.

And, on the again of Zidane’s return, Los Merengues have since been linked with an enormous summer time spending spree.

Numerous outlets throughout Europe have run comparable tales, suggesting that Actual are prepared to interrupt the financial institution on various high-profile additions.

Pogba focused

Chief among the many names linked with a Bernabeu change have been Premier League duo Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.

Chelsea attacker Hazard is understood to be a long-time target of the soon-to-be dethroned Champions League holders, although the rumours of a possible Blancos’ swoop for Manchester United midfield standout Pogba have majorly ramped up since Zidane’s reappointment final month.

Paul Pogba in the course of the UEFA Champions League Spherical-of-16 First-Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. (Photograph by Michael Steele/Getty Photographs)

Zidane is claimed to have recognized Pogba as the perfect addition to his aspect’s midfield, with Luka Modric set to show 34 in the summertime, and each Toni Kroos and Casemiro having struggled for type this season.

And the Actual boss did little to minimize the rumours linking Los Merengues with a swoop for his fellow countryman throughout a press conference late final month, when he defined:

‘I actually like Pogba and you understand that.’

‘I do know him very properly. He’s a unique sort of participant and he can present many issues due to his expertise. He is aware of learn how to assault and defend.’

‘Nevertheless, he’s not my participant. He performs for United and we have now to respect that. He’s all the time stated that he likes Madrid.’

New United captain?

Pogba himself has additionally admitted that it might mark a ‘dream for anybody’ to line out within the colors of Madrid, resulting in ever-growing claims that the 26-year-old has his sights firmly set on an Previous Trafford departure.

As per the aforementioned report from the Mirror, although, Manchester United have a plan firmly in place of their bid to carry onto the membership’s star midfielder.

The Purple Devils are stated to be prepared to supply the captain’s armband to Pogba for subsequent season.

Present United captain Antonio Valencia is about to depart Manchester this summer time, following the expiration of his contract.

And Pogba might properly be the person set to exchange the Ecuadorian as skipper, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager ‘to point out the French midfielder how a lot they worth him’.

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