With Antonio Valencia leaving Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to appoint a new club captain.
Earlier today, we covered a story which stated that the Baby Faced Assassin was offering the job to Paul Pogba in an effort to keep him around at Old Trafford.
However, the usually reliable Times are claiming something slightly different. Their report states that Pogba will be offered a captaincy role – but not the club captain’s job. Apparently, they expect that’ll go to 33-year-old Ashley Young.
Their report states that Young isn’t expected to start every week, most likely due to his age, hence why Solskjaer will have to put other players in positions of power for when Young isn’t on the field.
I look at that dressing room and I’m seriously struggling to find any real leadership. I don’t see a Nemanja Vidic or a Roy Keane, and the fact that Young is probably the best option is pretty damning.
It just goes to show how big of a task Solskjaer has on his hands. This is going to be a long, drawn-out rebuilding process in which he’ll need time to implement his style and bring in his own players. In the short-term it’s up to Young to be the leader in that dressing room should he be given the honour.