Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Tom Van Persie, Jul 22, 2019.
Not as ridiculous as making a new signing club captain. As if there isn't enough pressure as it is.
Controversial choice - Mata
Cool head, experienced, professional, limited minutes actually playing.
Some people are suggesting a CB who has played 15 mostly good games for us should be captain. I dont think its any more ridiculous for an £80 million CB who the manager has talked about as having leadership being made captain. I think its just as crazy. And both are bad
De Gea c and Lindelof vc
I'd prefer the captain to be based on personality rather than seniority. Over the years I think players such as Valencia and Giggs have been very ill-suited as captains as neither have the 'leadership' gene and were only given the arm-band seemingly based on how long they've had the same parking space at Carrington for as opposed to actually being someone who fits the role of captain.
To my mind the two most important factors are:
1) Does he have leadership qualities?
2) Will he play regularly?
People should get watches, a plaque and a slice of cake to celebrate their longevity at a work place. This shouldn't be the basis on which to give someone the captaincy of Manchester United though.
Pogba this season.
Maguire or Lindelof if Pogba leaves next season.
Keep Young as the official club captain. Given he would barely play, that gives us a year to actually find someone worthy and make him captain next season.
Lindelof. Scott McTom as vice captain.
Has to be De Gea if we’re going by experience— which would seem we are.
It would be shocking if it’s anyone but DDG. He’s going to sign the contract and the captaincy will hold him true to his performances. And we all know when DDG performs it is awe inspiring and a huge influence on the moral of the team.
It’s just a bonus that he’s reached the maturity and seniority that he has in the club.
Young this season, Maguire next season.
There’s no one else really.
There really is no one.
Oh no... This is the start of how Arsenal became a laughing stock.
Right now: De Gea.
Potential captains in the future: Mctominay, Maguire, Lindelof
Think it will be Pogba with De Gea vice captain.
Maguire, genuine leadership qualities are obvious.
I don’t the clamour for Dave to get it, he doesn’t even command his own area.
Can’t give it Pogba until they’re certain he’s going to stay and that he’s not going to throw his toys out if he does stay
Smart move is to give it to young for this season then Maguire gets it permanently next year. When young is not on the field give it to David who will then serve as vice captain to Maguire next year
Why is it taking so long?
Think it’ll be Pogba this season, or De Gea. I can definitely see it being Maguire within a year or two though.
The current starting XI has no leaders. I would go for Lindelof for the short term, then give it to Maguire after (and if) he wins some battles. Don't like GK caps.
It'll be Maguire, De Gea or Young.
i think young is going to keep it but wont play as much so expect mata and de gea as the vice captains.
Its great how many people are on the pitch with De gea and can hear him no commanding his backline. just cause he isnt red in the face like schmeichel. not his fault his defenders are clampits.
Personally my choice would be Lindelöf after what I saw of him at the tail end of last season and this pre-season. He's stepped up and become a leader by example.
In a romanticized world, Juan Mata would be captain. The perfect professional, always calm and collected, treats everyone with respect, someone for the youngsters to look up to by the way he conducts himself on and off. He embodies everything that you want in a Manchester United player.
In the real world, David De Gea will captain, and Ashley young will vice captain. DDG has been here for so long, he's commited himself the next 6 years and will retire a Man United legend.
I was hoping Paul Pogba would be captain, but his statements about wanting to leave earlier in the pre-season makes him a tough choice to sell for the manager. I don't doubt for a moment that he's professional and well respected within the team like his teammates have stated publicly, but there's a public opinion here as well, and that will certainly have an impact on the managers decision.
Disgrace if Pogba gets it.
De Gea is the only candidate IMO. Pogba could have been one, but he wanted to leave. Though if he signs a new contract, he could be a better choice.
I think this is what we should do, then just rotate the armband until Maguire takes it over next summer.
Looking back at some of our inspirational past captains it is hard to imagine De Gea as even 5th choice.
other way round
Give it ol'slabheid
It'll be Young with Smalling as 2nd and Matic as 3rd.
DDG will take the armband if those 3 are not on the field.
Give it to a player that actually plays most of our games atleast. Giving it to Young that is a squad player gives the wrong signal. "You are shit, but i like your attitude! Here is your captains armband".
Should be DDG or Pogba.
But it would probably be Young and Smalling.
Pogba?? You do not give the armband to a player that openly says that he wants a new challenge?? Do you really think that is boosting the morale of the team?
Let him play a game first!
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