Manchester United Icon: Paul Pogba Will Be Captain at Old Trafford One Day

Tom Roddy
Manchester United Icon: Paul Pogba Will Be Captain at Old Trafford One Day

Paul Pogba has the potential to be Manchester United captain one day, says club icon Bryan Robson.

Robson, the longest serving captain at Old Trafford where he played from 1981 through 1994, believes Pogba, 23, needs time to settle back in before taking the armband.

The French midfielder, who returned to United from Juventus last summer for £89 million ($111 million), is the most expensive footballer in the world, and Robson believes he has leadership qualities.

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“Mourinho will make that decision regarding who’s captain, but once Paul Pogba is settled into the club again, gets used to the Premier League again, as long as he keeps improving, I think he’s captain material,” Robson told Sport Witness.

“I think Paul works really hard at his game. I think he wants to be one of the best, if not the best midfielder in the world, so he’ll keep working at it, keep improving and become a real bright player for Manchester United,” he said.

Pogba has been recovering from an injury but may feature in United’s trip to the Stadium of Light on Sunday to face David Moyes’ Sunderland.

United is fifth in the Premier League table and four points off the Champions League positions.

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