Captaincy Suggestions

Captaincy Suggestions

  • De Gea

    Votes: 127 29.3%
  • Lindelof

    Votes: 216 49.8%
  • Young

    Votes: 26 6.0%
  • Mata

    Votes: 28 6.5%
  • Smalling

    Votes: 37 8.5%

  • Total voters
    434

Sultan

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Now that Valencia has moved who would you appoint as full-time captain? Would have been Pogba but as we know he's very likely burnt his bridges.

De Gea

If he signs a new deal I would think he should be rewarded for committing his future to the club.

Victor Lindelof

He seems a calm, composed and a mature guy. He's coming off a decent season and hopefully should raise his standards further. I still think he has weaknesses at the back and I never would have said even a few months ago, but he has shown he could fit the bill as captain.

They are likely to be the first names on the team sheet.

Other names could be considered are Young, Mata, or Smalling.
 

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None of those. They'd be far down my list. Smalling obviously
 

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Isn't Young already the full time captain currently anyway ?

For the vice captain who will get it for the majority of the season I think it'll be Smalling.
 

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It will be Young whenever he plays. DDG should be vice if he signs a new deal. If not, will be Smalling I’d guess.
 

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Yeah, Lindelof seems like the captain type.

He's still young, hopefully he keeps up from the last season, he's vocal...

Also the way he put Pogba in a choke, seems he's pretty calm and realizes the mental danger.

Matić is off next season, Pogba is off in a week, Smalling is just not the type, let's hope Young never plays a game for us again...the others are just to young.

Come to think about it - we're really missing Leaders. :(
 

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Based on what I saw from the man at the end of last season, I saw a captin in the making in Victor Lindelöf, so I'll vote for him. He was also very quick to break up whatever little spat Lingard and Pogba were having, there's some authority there.
 

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Genuinely have no idea. We actually have no solid choices. The first team player with the least leadership skills in our 05-13 teams would be better choice than our current bunch.
 

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Lindelof for me - looks like he can command the back 4 and can have some authority in the team.

Absolutely pointless having Young, Smalling etc if they’re not going to play.
 

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Not a single player in the squad has the attitude, leadership or on-field behaviour to wear the armband. Not a single one of them. That is disgusting for a club of this size.

Maguire, if he's signed. Hands down.

If we dont sign Maguire. I literally have no idea. Lindelöf seems quite vocal and level-headed, possibly him - but I certainly don't consider him a leader.
 

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Right now, there doesn't seem to be an obvious choice. On merit, it should be De Gea if he commits his future here. I suppose that would be involved in his contract negotiations as well. In terms of age/number of years in United, Young is the option. But again, he probably (hopefully) won't be a regular starter. In terms of actual leadership qualities, there's actually no one I can think of in the team. Phil Jones and maybe Scott McTominay look like leaders due to their doggedness but I not at all convinced due to various reasons currently.
 
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what about Jesse Lingard? He's been here since he was a boy, puts s a smile on everyone's faces and he is a leader of men



Puts on helmet
 

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If he signs a new contract, de Gea. Professional and world class.
 

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Hopefully, he won't get much of a look in this season with a new right back. Pointless making him club captain.
He won't play much so that's why I think Smalling will get it for the majority of time. Think he's the next in order after him, unless we manage to sign a CB to bench him.
 

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Young will be club captain but like Valencia last season, he won't play much. I expect De Gea to be captain on the field if he signs a new contract.

Same goes for Pogba - if he stays and gets an extension with improved wages, Ole will make sure to get him motivated by making him captain. Although I find that to be a bit embarrassing for the club but it's the position our fecking shite board and owners have us in, due to their incompetence and greed.
 

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Lindelof for me - looks like he can command the back 4 and can have some authority in the team.

Absolutely pointless having Young, Smalling etc if they’re not going to play.
Right now it appears Smalling and Lindelof will be our starting pair based on nothing more than history. You might say it’s a new season and all and anyone can impress in preseason but let’s be serious. Jones, Bailey, or Rojo won’t stay fit for more than 5-6 matches out of the gate.
 

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If De Gea gets/agrees to/a contract extension, I'd give it to him.

I don't think anyone in our squad at the moment is captain material though.
 

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Only player on that list who's an automatic selection is De Gea but dear God we've had some horrible luck with captains since Keane retired. Only Rooney was moderately serviceable when he got the arm band.
 

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Pogba should be our captain.

The club has him as poster-boy, but show no ambition and surround him with dross such as Lingard, etc., so I can understand why he wants to leave. Even Rooney wanted to leave at one point because our club didn’t show enough ambition, yet he went on to be our captain.
 

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Im going to take cover before I say this...

Rashford
 

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Young will be club captain but like Valencia last season, he won't play much. I expect De Gea to be captain on the field if he signs a new contract.

Same goes for Pogba - if he stays and gets an extension with improved wages, Ole will make sure to get him motivated by making him captain. Although I find that to be a bit embarrassing for the club but it's the position our fecking shite board and owners have us in, due to their incompetence and greed.
Rooney was made captain after courting Manchester City.
 

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It's a pretty pathetic list when you look at it, with an average centre back leading the vote.
 

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Only player on that list who's an automatic selection is De Gea but dear God we've had some horrible luck with captains since Keane retired. Only Rooney was moderately serviceable when he got the arm band.
WTF? Gary Neville? Vidic? And they're the ones who were officially named as club captain. The likes of Giggs and Ferdinand also often donned the armband. I'd put all of those ahead of Rooney
 

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What do people see in De Gea to give him the armband ? Great performance aside, he'll be a pretty bland captain to have.