A few weeks ago, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer claimed that he is open to letting Paul Pogba leave The Old Trafford Stadium this summer transfer market if the player himself no longer wants to play with The Red Devils squad. Unlike Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward has thought otherwise. He sees Paul Pogba as Manchester United icon, and he thinks to let him go will harm the club’s image. Other than that, Manchester United is also known to adamant that they will not sell Paul Pogba this summer, despite Real Madrid’s interest.
But now Ole Gunnar Solksjaer seems to change his mind about the Frenchman. The Norwegian manager wants to preserve Paul Pogba at the Old Trafford stadium, and he is trying his best to convince Paul Pogba to remain at the club.
The report said that Ole Gunnar Solksjer is willing to make the former Juventus player as the captain of the team in an attempt to persuade the midfielder to stay. Maybe this is one of his attempt to convince the player to change his heart as the player himself has told his friends that he wants to join Los Blancos this summer. Other than that, company slot Malaysia also heard that the World Cup winner has also been urged to quit Old Trafford by his close friend and former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
Manchester United Will Be Appointing A New Captain
Manchester United will be appointing a new captain this summer following Antonio Valencia’s exit. Therefore Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked Paul Pogba to fill that role as he believes it could convince the 26-year-old to remain at The Old Trafford and turn down a move to Madrid.
Paul Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy by Jose Mourinho in September as the former Manchester United manager was reportedly unhappy with the midfielder’s attitude. Last month, the Portugal manager also appeared to aim a dig at Paul Pogba by revealing that a Manchester United player had asked to drive his Rolls Royce after a game instead of traveling back with the players on the team bus.
We didn’t get the confirmation whether the player he mentioned is Paul Pogba or not. But the manager and the player is reported to not get along together.