Captaincy Suggestions

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Captaincy Suggestions

  1. De Gea

    127 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. Lindelof

    216 vote(s)
    49.8%
  3. Young

    26 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Mata

    28 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. Smalling

    37 vote(s)
    8.5%
  1. Jul 16, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

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    Lindelöf, rest are complete numpties when it comes to leadership/being vocal/leading by example.. Next option would be De Gea; although being vocal isn't one of his strengths, but he can certainly lead by example when he's not having an absolute mare..
  2. Jul 16, 2019

    Renegade Full Member

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    DDG if he resigns. He actually knows what it takes to win a league title and will be our most senior 1st team player. Been our best player for almost 5 years.

    Still a fairly weak choice but better than any alternative.
  3. Jul 16, 2019

    Ole’s Wheel New Member

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    This is it right here.
  4. Jul 16, 2019

    Eli Zee New Member

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    I read that as “DDG if he resigns” as in retires or quits voluntarily... so funny that resign and re-sign mean complete opposites but are the same word.


    Also I agree. My first choice would be Lindelof followed by DDG
  5. Jul 16, 2019

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Pogba or Lindelöf.

    Think Shaw has it in him too.
  6. Jul 16, 2019

    King7Eric Full Member

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    If we are talking about purely leadership qualities I think it should be McTominay. He may be young but he exudes captaincy material.

    But realistically it's gonna be Young named club captain with Smalling/DDG as vice captain.
  7. Jul 16, 2019

    Teja Full Member

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    For me, jury's still out on Lindelof. He's had a good run for maybe half a season. Pretty much every one of our CBs has had a purple patch for longer than that - remember when Rojones was a thing?

    If you require a Utd captain to be actually good in their role on the pitch, then De Gea is the only logical choice (or maybe not after last season). If it's a dressing room / squad influence / leadership thing (Rooney was pretty influential in the dressing room for several years after his performances on the pitch turned to shit), I don't think there's anyone in the current squad who can be a good captain. Maybe Pogba if we can convince him to stay and not flirt with RM.
  8. Jul 16, 2019

    Le Red Full Member

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    The first thing I look in a captain is who takes the club seriously, which Lindelöf seems to.
  9. Jul 16, 2019

    davidmichael Full Member

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    Maguire when he signs, he’s a natural leader and will be a guaranteed starter. I much prefer the captain to be a centre back or a central midfielder so if we get Pogba back on side long term then it’s him or Maguire for me.
  10. Jul 16, 2019

    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    Fairly silly poll. I mean Matic and Pogba are both obvious candidates for starters.
  11. Jul 17, 2019

    Mibabalou Full Member

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    Think it say a lot about the club when there isn’t even one solid choice.

    For me I would go DDG, Pogba, or Lindelöf but all have issues surrounding their appointment.
  12. Jul 17, 2019

    Volumiza Full Member

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    Really? Not sure about that.

    I only see Young keeping the captaincy until Maguire is given it next season. I don't see any other candidates and if Ole gives it to Pogba then he needs his head checking.
  13. Jul 17, 2019

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Not at all. I suspect football inside a dressing room is very different from the emotions of fans, who immediately hate a player who decides he doesn’t want to stay for life.

    The reality to me, is that Pogba is the most natural leader in the dressing room. He is two levels above his teammates, and is the player we look to to win us games. He may want to leave, but until he does, he’s a Manchester United player. That’s all that matters. At any given time, the squad that is here should be assessed in the present. Every game our players give the ball to Pogba and hope he does something. He is the de facto leader armband or not. If there are doubts that he is committed while he is here, he shouldn’t be on the pitch. If we can trust him with the shirt, we can trust him with the armband.
  14. Jul 17, 2019

    Volumiza Full Member

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    100% agreed. I just don't think Pogba will be here by the end of next season and most in the dressing room will either already know this or will soon enough. My opinion is the captaincy should be given some stability and not to someone who is already eyeing up a move away. Just my opinion dude.

    We don't have much choice other than to trust him in the shirt, that doesn't mean we should trust him with the armband. Pogba (from the outside) seems to be not only able to lift his team mates but more worryingly has the potential to affect them negatively.
  15. Jul 17, 2019

    romufc Full Member

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    This post has actually made me laugh, saying Lindelof doesn't strike you as a leader, and in the same sentence saying De Gea should be captain. That about De Gea over the years has struck as a leader?
  16. Jul 17, 2019

    UpWithRivers Full Member

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    Is Pogba really the ahole that the press make him out to be? If he is then why is the club and Ole backing him, or is it just a ploy to get more money for him? I get he wants to leave but so did Rooney and everyone forgave him. Fans forget easily and a few good results and they will change their minds. Point being is if he stays then give it to him. There is no one better. Ole should say heres the arm band and take Utd back to where it belongs and become a legend. He can do it. That I have no doubt - if he wants to.
  17. Jul 17, 2019

    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    Herrera :(

    Pogba doesn't have the maturity nor commitment to the club, otherwise he'd be perfect. The captain needs to be an absolute starter, so that removes Young and Smalling.

    Right now, I'd go with de Gea as captain & Lindelof as vice.

    Luke Shaw could be a dark horse. Tuanzebe and McTominay could be potential future captains if they develop into starters, and that's a big if.
  18. Jul 17, 2019

    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    I don't think we have any good leaders but at least de Gea is one of our best players. Don't believe any of our players suit the captain role frankly. Not sure what exactly made you laugh. What about Lindelof over the years has struck as a leader?
  19. Jul 17, 2019

    Fıstıkçı Şahap New Member

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    Matic or Young if they were regulars or if he was committed Pogba are the obvious choices. I don't know what people see in Lindelöf as a leader. He's too much of a nice guy to be a captain.
  20. Jul 17, 2019

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    Should the club let the players pick a captain themselves? I know Pep said this today for City, but I have always thought that it would be a good exercise for the team to actually reflect upon each other and themselves and pick a captain themselves.
  21. Jul 17, 2019

    Based Adnan Full Member

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    Barcelona do this as well iirc. They also have several 'captains' with 1 main one.
  22. Jul 17, 2019

    MikeKing Full Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if Rashford stops sometimes acting like more of a dick than he probably is, he can carry a lot on his back and he is certainly smart and vocal enough to embrace the role if trusted upon him. This might not be the right time though, or maybe its exactly that.
  23. Jul 17, 2019

    luke511 Full Member

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    McTominay has potential to be one in the future if his progression as a footballer continues as well as it is doing. At the moment Pogba should be captain just because he's a notch better than anyone else, if we had a leader in the starting XI they'd get it over Pogba but we don't.
  24. Jul 17, 2019

    Jacob Full Member

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    Lindelöf or Pogba. Lindelöf is the better leader but I feel the players are looking up to Pogba.
  25. Jul 18, 2019

    romufc Full Member

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    The reason over the years De Gea hasn't been given the captaincy is clear he is not a natural leader.
    If you watch United games after they have finished, conceded a then you would know what Lindelof has a leader. He is well respected in the dressing room as well. However, nowhere in my post have I mentioned Lindelof being the leader and captain. I was trying to say De Gea is no more a leader than Lindelof is.
  26. Aug 24, 2019

    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    Proper captain material our Victor...
  27. Aug 24, 2019

    NJM78 Full Member

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    There is not one captain between these useless fecks.

    Give it to Maguire.
  28. Aug 24, 2019

    Man of Leisure Full Member

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    Said it in the match thread, give Maguire the armband. Only player who’s shown any leadership skills.
  29. Aug 24, 2019

    AFC NimbleThumb Full Member

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    This thread is a stain on the caf
  30. Aug 24, 2019

    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Can we have Maguire as an option in the poll? I'd change my vote.