Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to choose a captain for the team following the departure of Antonio Valencia last summer and the decision for a new captain could be helped by a fans poll. In response to a poll by MEN Sport, more than half of United supporters picked goalie De Gea to be captain.
The goalkeeper polled 55 per cent of the vote, Pogba 20 per cent, Victor Lindelof got 19 per cent and Juan Mata only six per cent – from almost 7,000 respondents. Other names suggested included Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire – if, of course, the latter signs from Leicester City, with United still in pursuit of his signature.
Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has admitted he is flattered after United legend Bryan Robson backed him for United’s captaincy.
“It’s always great to hear when someone like Mr. Robson says good things,” Matic said, according to Daily Mail. “It means something to me.
“Of course I am one of the most experienced players in the team and I will try to lead them the best way I can.
“As for the future, maybe, who knows? The manager has to make the decision about the captain. Whatever he decides, we’ll be happy, of course.
“The captaincy is important but, if we play good football and fight for each other, that is the most important.”