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Man United Standing Firm As Pogba In Contention For Big Squad Role

Man United Standing Firm As Pogba In Contention For Big Squad Role
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

It is less than a year since Jose Mourinho announced Paul Pogba would never captain Man United again.

"The only truth is that I made the decision for Paul – not to be the second captain any more."

“It was exactly the same person who decided Paul was the second captain – myself. No fallout at all, just decisions I do not have to explain."

However, speaking after Manchester United's opening game of their pre-season tour in Australia, new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have revised that policy.

The Manchester United boss told reporters "we've got quite a few possibilities there and when the season starts we'll announce it."

When asked was Pogba an option, he replied: "Yep."

The club are reportedly confident they will not wilt to pressure and have Pogba still has at least two years left on his contract, which could become three if the club decides to activate an extra-year clause.

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The Red Devils won 2-0 over Perth Glory with both Ashley Young and Juan Mata wearing the captain's armband during game.

The news comes despite Paul Pogba and his agent publicly outlining a desire to leave the Premier League club. The Frenchman said he was keen for a "new challenge" while his agent Mino Raiola said similar.

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Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.

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