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Is Paul Pogba Manchester United’s next leader?


Paul Pogba was Manchester United’s big signing just two-years ago, when he set world transfer record of 89 million pounds in his move from Juventus to Manchester United. But now, it looks like he could be destined for more than just United’s key attacking midfielder.

Former Mancehster United captain, Michael Carrick, recently suggested that he saw potential in Pogba to fill his former position as United skipper in the coming years.

“Obviously Paul is a confident lad, so over time he’s going to be a great player for this club and have a big season this season. He’s had a year to adjust, I know he was here as a kid, but a lot has gone on since then and he’s played a lot of different football since then,” Carrick told the Daily Mirror.

“He’s certainly got the presence, character and belief to pull it off,” he continued.

Pogba had a quite 2016/17 season, with many pundits lauding the Frenchman for not living up to the high expectations that comes with a multi-million dollar transfer fee. However, that hasn’t stopped him increasing his profile at Old Trafford. Custom shirts with ‘Pogba’ on the back were the most popular United shirt last year according to Adidas.

Last year’s efforts only produced five goals and four assists in the Premier League. Although defensively he held a 75% tackle success rate, looking to this season, it’s already looking better for United fans. Punters at are also backing in Pogba across several European football markets.

“So to come back with all the scrutiny he had last year and everything surrounding it, it was probably always going to be one of those years where you take time to settle in and improve. I think we’ve seen the improvement and we’ll see it again next season,” Carrick continued.

In his 10 appearances thus far in the 2017/18 season Pogba has scored 3 goals in the 10 games he’s started on the pitch. Despite suffering a minor hamstring injury in November which saw him side-lined for a few weeks, heading into the new year, Jose Mourinho is hoping to have Pogba lead the attack to the top of the Premier League table.

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