Paul Pogba to be offered Man United's captaincy amid Real Madrid speculation

Paul Pogba to be offered Man United's captaincy amid Real Madrid speculation

- Paul Pogba could be Manchester United's skipper next season as Antonio Valencia is leaving

- The Red Devils are also looking to tie down the long-term future of the Frenchman at Old Trafford

- Pogba scored two penalties in Man United's win against West Ham in the Premier League game

Paul Pogba is set to be offered Man United captaincy as part of the Red Devils' strategy to keep hold the Frenchman.

The France international has been linked with a move to join Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid next summer.

But with present captain Antonio Valencia set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season when his contract expires, it has opened up an opportunity to make Pogba wear the arm-band.

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According to the Mirror, United will also discuss the 26-year-old's long term future at the Theatre of Dreams.

The World Cup winner insists that the Red Devils need to improve on their performance at Old Trafford.

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Pogba said: "We didn’t have a good performance. But the result is there. We only think about that today.

"It was really open. But we didn’t play well. The chance we had, the space that we had.

"The players were inside but we played a bit too slow and we were in danger. We are going to have to fix this."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Pogba has opened up on why he changed his penalty run-up in Manchester United's win against West Ham at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman scored two penalties against the Hammers in his unusual slow run up he introduced at the start of the season. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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