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Is Herrera making a bid for Captain?

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  1. Feb 19, 2019
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    Maticmaker Full Member

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    Herrera is doing more post match interviews these days, last night very inclusive in his comments, mentioning the subs; he is also going out of his way to bring Sanchez into the United fold properly. His personal performances are inspiring!

    Knocking on Ole's door maybe... let me be captain...please!

    Think he might be the man!
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    KaushikR New Member

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    I would love for this to happen. Awesome team man!!
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He is absolutely captain material but I think it'll be Pogba
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    ZupZup Full Member

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    He is captain material, but have we even offered him a new contract? He' been fantastic under Ole so more than deserves one.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Herrera is the type that doesn't need an armband to be captain-like.

    I think giving Pogba the more ceremonial title will do more for him, Herrera will just get on with it.

    Regardless, we have two genuine leaders in our midfield. It is a great foundation to build from.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    I won't mind him getting the arm band. He anyways leads the team on field.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    He was sensational today. A proper Manchester United player. He'll never make any of the fantasy XI's but he leaves everything out there on the pitch for us, more often than not.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Future captain and coach when he retires. He gets us and he gets what it means to be a United player. I just hope we can give him the PL he deserves after the shit he's had to endure.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    I'd give it to Pogba. Herrera if Pobga doesnt play
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    shaky Full Member

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    Totally deserves the captain's role. Pogba doesn't need the extra responsibility but I think Herrera would relish it and I can't think of anyone who would be more honoured to wear the armband.
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    hobbers Full Member

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    Herrera C
    De Gea VC

    New contracts pending
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    londonredmaniac I suffer delusions of grandeur

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    I wouldn't like to burden Pogba with the captaincy to be honest. Personally I'd like to see Pogba told just to get on with his game, express himself and be the creative goal threat he can be.

    Herrera certainly has the experience, the awareness and the leadership potential to be that player for us. Above that, it seems in interviews he communicates well.

    I never understood Valencia being given the captaincy if I am honest. Communications and ability to organise a team is surely part and parcel? When you hardly speak the language...

    As I have said before, we have lacked those characters for a while. You look back, there was never just one United captain...there were leaders all over the pitch!

    Bruce was a great captain backed by the likes of Pallister, Ince, Hughes etc...Keane was backed by great leaders in their own departments, Rio the same....then it sort of fell away. You started to look around this side an wonder who those leaders were...and whether there was a single candidate that stood out...let alone a cast of them.

    Pogba would form part of that back up for me, if that makes sense. Every captain needs a supporting cast of leaders for me. Just my opinion.
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    manichester Full Member

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    Ander is a player who does not get the recognition he deserves, he does the stuff that goes under the radar and loved how he went up to Sanchez after the Chelsea game to speak to him.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    It's been obvious for a long time that he's got the personality to be captain, now he's a key player we're seeing just how good a footballer and leader he is on the pitch. New contract and giving him the arm band is a total no-brainer.
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    londonredmaniac I suffer delusions of grandeur

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    Yeah, completely agree.
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    He really is captain material. Both in his performances and the way he speaks.

    Makes sense that he was earmarked as a signing under Sir Alex, he is exactly the type of character SAF looked for in players.

    Even last night, after a great performance, he was the one exercising caution and pointing out things we can do better. Does not get giddy and stays focused no matter how well we play.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    As long as our captain can speak some English..
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    izec Full Member

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    Pogba
    Herrera
    De Gea
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    I'd say so. Leader on and off the pitch. He's outstanding.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    He is good, and I like him, but I really think Pogba should be Captain if he affirms his loyalty to the club and extends his deal further. It may not look like it now, but Pogba has all the qualities to be a great Captain for all his dabbing and haircuts.
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    Red00012 New Member

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    I’d have Herrera captain over Pogba , herrera looks like a leader let pogba just do what’s
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    Sylar Full Member

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    Should have got it a couple of seasons ago.

    Its weird isnt it? Player of the season a few seasons ago, but I think most of his time at United hes been criminally under utilised. Clearly suited for a midfield three yet some managers try to over complicate things just for the sake of coming off as a genius.
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    Jib Full Member

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    I honestly think that Pogba would move if he didn't feel valued.

    No songs about him, not the highest paid player at the club at least make him captain to start a new chapter of the club history if we want to keep him.

    Because I don't think that if Real want him, he would like to stay in this weird situation.
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    R.N7 Such tagline. Wow!

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    Feisty performances and saying the things the fans want to hear to the press doesn't automatically make you captain material.
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    He should be, possibly with Pogba as Vice Captain. He can let a poor game get into his head at times but Herrera is always switched on. De Gea is not commanding enough and i can't think of anyone else suitable.
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    adedawson New Member

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    Is he really captain material though, or just confident in front of Camera? Clearly a better speaker then Pogba and saying all the right things, but the question is what goes on behind closed doors.

    United has a history of leaders on the pitch. In days gone by most of our players were captain for there country and for club, got on with it. For me the armband is a motivator... who needs motivating.
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    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Herrera is a born leader
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    AgentP Full Member

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    He has always been captain material and he doesn't even need the armband to act like one.
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    RedFish Full Member

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    Saying it and not meaning it is one thing. He says the things that a fan would say because he is a fan of the fans and a himself a fan of United, you fanny!
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    morbidsaint New Member

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    Would be awesome! Pogba is not fit to be captain. He can switch off, something Herrera never does. He is fighting till the end every time. 1-0 up or 0-2 down, nothing changes for Herrera. He ticks all the boxes.
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    ROFLUTION Full Member

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    I think give it to Pogba with a demand that he extends his contract first. Herrera will lead no matter what - It'll boost Pogba more and keep his statements/postings more in check to express himself as more mature and loyal. The powers of money-grabbing Raiola can easily get to him.
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    settembrini Full Member

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    Herrera should have been made our captain after his 16/17 performances.
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    I think that a world class player should be captain. Herrera is a leader though. I think that it should be:

    1) Pogba
    2) De Gea
    3) Herrera

    It will be Young as captain next season though.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He's one of the leaders of the team. Doesn't mean he has to wear the armband.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Nothing automatically makes you captain. But from the outside, Herrera seems the closest we have to a leader. The only reservation I'd have is in case he isn't a starter in the future.

    I see mentions of Pogba but he just doesn't seem a leader to me. He's the influential star player who the others work with to get the best out of, and sometimes keep on his toes to do so.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We can value him without making him captain.
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    Tiber Full Member

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    Making a bid? It was utterly absurd that Valencia was chosen over him a year ago

    Meh it could end up being Ashley Young though
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    He doesn't need the armband to be captain . He's already a leader without it.
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    He's auditioning for a new contract.

    He does get United and he's always been a very good professional.
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    you don't need an armband to be a leader