Manchester United caretaker will have to pick a new leader next summer as Antonio Valencia, who is currently the club’s skipper, is set to leave the team at the end of this season.
The former Wigan winger was picked as the team’s captain last summer by Jose Mourinho after Michael Carrick, who was the former skipper, retired as a player at the end last summer.
On Friday, Valencia and Man United failed to reach an agreement over a contract extension and it is now certain that the Ecuador international will depart from the Theatre of Dreams in June.
Now a report from the Sun claim that Paul Pogba is the leading candidate of Man United’s next captain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The World Cup winner has played a pivotal role in a run of nine wins in 11 Premier League games which has seen United put themselves in with a strong chance of achieving Champions League qualification.
Meanwhile, Antonio Valencia has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season after tweeting how his dream of playing for Manchester United came true.
In a statement released on Twitter, Valencia said: ‘Lago Agrio is a very humble town in Ecuador.
‘When I was a child, I never imagined travel to Europe. Thanks to God for letting me play 10 years in the best club in the world Manchester United.
‘Now I am focused on my recovery so I can end the season playing at Old Trafford!’