Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a surprising captaincy claim about wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba.

Solskjaer and his Manchester United players are on tour of Australia and Asia at the moment as they prepare for the new season which starts next month.

In his latest interview with reporters, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that Paul Pogba could be named the next Manchester United captain when asked shortly after the friendly win over Perth Glory FC of Australia.

Manchester United beat Perth Glory 2-0 courtesy goals from Marcus Rashford and substitute James Garner either side of the halftime interval.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talked about Pogba after the pre-season friendly clash with Perth Glory.

According to him, the Frenchman could be the Manchester United captain when asked by journalists before adding that Ashley Young has the armband for now whenever he plays.

Paul Pogba stirred controversy in June after admitting that he wants a new challenge and that prompted serious transfer rumours linking him with Real Madrid and Juventus.

The 26-year-old has two years left on his current deal at Manchester United with the option of an additional year.

Pogba returned to Old Trafford three years ago in a then world-record deal of around £89m.


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