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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at surprise player becoming Man Utd's next captain

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is a shock contender for the Manchester United captaincy - despite the midfielder wanting to leave.

Asked if Pogba was a contender for the captaincy, Solskjaer said: “Yep.

And in a shock twist to the ongoing saga over Pogba's future, United boss Solskjaer, whose side opened their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory, said he was considering handing him the captain's armband.

"Let's see when the season starts - we've not had any bids we're considering.

Pogba has suggested it might be time for a “new challenge”, while his agent Mino Raiola went public with his client's desire to move, claiming United know he wants out.

James Garner came off the bench to score United's other goal in a comfortable win for United, for whom the only down side was a hamstring strain suffered by Luke Shaw.

Solskjaer is looking to appoint a new skipper, following Antonio Valencia's summer exit, and is considering France World Cup winner Pogba in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford.
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