Next Manchester United captain

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    Steven-UK New Member

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    Yeah, in a few months, then :D
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    He hasn’t even signed yet!
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    RedFish Full Member

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    I know! I was just projecting!!
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    RedFish Full Member

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    Ok! But Dave won't be happy. Mind you he's got his fat contract.
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    Mugiwarared71 New Member

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    whats the issue with everyone here giving Pogba captain knowing he wants to leave sends the wrong message. not a single other outfield player deserves to wear the armband expect David he may not be commanding in the area but for sure he will inspire with his world class saves and he will grow into the role i love it long may he rain .
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    Ole has confirmed Young is captain when playing, so essentially Club Captain.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    :boring:
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Captain, Leader, Legend - Our boy Youngy.
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    Snuffkin New Member

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    Quite right, credit where it is due. Experience is vital.
    How many games he will play is another question.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Young gets it for a year, meaning we can reassess next year when his contract expires manning a clean cut. I get the logic.

    Next year it’ll likely move to Maguire, if he has a steady first season. Lindelof and De Gea will also be considered.
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    Halal Jalal New Member

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    Biggest club in the world... captained by a player who is only memorable because bird shat in his mouth. Why wasn't PP given the armband?
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Looks like De Gea will be vice captain.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Because he is actively looking to leave the club.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Wasn't this known long time ago? Not sure why this is new news.
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    Halal Jalal New Member

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    Maybe that wouldn't be the case if he was captain, and got a new contract too.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Nah, that would send the wrong signal for me. Sign him up on a new deal, but he can forget about the captaincy.

    «Please don’t leave the club, here’s the armband and a billion!»
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    Pretty pathetic. Young is a nice guy and loves United, but he is absolutely awful and shouldn't have been here for many years (if ever in the first place).

    We have really fallen.
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    hobbers Full Member

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    Spineless decision from Ole, following on from the last few captain appointments.

    Great, a club captain who barely plays. What an example he sets being not good enough to play but still turning up for training. Dressing room DJ, a leader in the shadows, such drivel.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    Ashley must be a massive asset in the dressing room and on the training field because from his on-pitch exploits it’s inconceivable how he is captain, or even still at the club.
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    We haven't had a club captain that plays for probably over a decade now bar a couple seasons.
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    RedPed Full Member

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    He did say WHEN HE PLAYS he will wear the armband. So I'm not too fussed about this. DDG will be wearing it for most games I'm sure.
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    Andersonson New Member

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    If you follow United, its quite clear why "PP" isnt a captain. And never will be for us. We aint a club who should get pressured into giving the armband to the best player when he aint a leader.

    Young is clearly the right choice, and thats says it all about the rest to be fair. This squad lacks good characters
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    SirAnderson Full Member

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    To be honest, I think no one deserves it at the moment, and based on that, I can see why Ole has given it to Young, but it can be a Sub captain role, I like that Ole said, "when he is on the pitch, he will wear the armband" which I hope means he may not be on the pitch a lot.
    Would like to know who is the Vice-Captain, cause he will essentially be the one to be the captain on the pitch and Young, the captain off the pitch.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    This is even worse when De Gea publicly claimed he wanted the arm band.
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    starman Full Member

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    You guys are so over dramatic. Young is the club captain. Never disrespected the club, always gives 100% and is in fantastic condition for his age, so obviously lives and trains very well.

    DDG or Pogba can be team captain, but neither are outstanding candidates and won't be surprised to see both leave next season.

    Mctominay is the one in waiting for me.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    I agree with this take, especially giving it to McTominay is due time.
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    This squad is devoid of leaders. We've got 1-2 top talent players (ex DDG and Pogba) but they aren't leaders, and lets face it, one wants to leave while the other has yet to commit to a long term contract. So in some ways I can understand why Ole is acting the way he's acting. He's buying time with Young while hoping that Maguire, Mctominay and co would be old enough/has settled down to be given the armband.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    Give it to Maguire. He will play every game if fit. He has the whole pitch in front of him to see whats going on and genuinely wanted to come here once we were in for him.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    We just don't have enough leaders, simple as that. Compare this team to past one's, it's a joke. Young captain? Pogba and De Gea also are not ideal anymore, so there is no one left.
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    Ole has already said. It's Ash when he plays and he said then probably Dave
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    Ibi Dreams Full Member

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    Giving it to him before he's even played a game would be very weird. Let him settle and show he's a good choice first. Our options really are incredibly limited though, De Gea would have been mine but Young obviously has experience and attitude on his side despite lacking quality.
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    cfkane Full Member

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    Young is an OK choice for club captain. He must be a positive influence in the dressing room and perhaps very good in training helping the youngsters. May make a good coach one day. Ole is United through and through, and don't believe he would make this appointment if he did not think it had benefits for the club. I can see DeGea as Vice captain, and we may see Mata be captain in games that neither of them feature in.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    Disagree. I hate it when a keeper is captain. He can be a captain in the dressing room, but on the field you need someone who can talk to the refs. What's the point of having a keeper as a captain if something happens at the other end of the field...
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    hobbers Full Member

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    Maguire should be captain next season at least.

    Don't see anyone else with a decent candidacy, if we assume keepers shouldn't really be captains.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    I dont mean right this second, but after Young either 2nd part this season or the start of the next.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    According to Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young is the de facto leader in the dressing room. He's the one with all the experience, advice and communication skills, and he has the temperament of someone who never gives up (ie. the 'standards' that Rooney talked about before he left).

    Is he a top class player? Obviously not. But we don't know enough about what goes on in the dressing room to be able to say whether or not he'd make a top class club captain.

    Of all the things to get your knickers in a twist about, this should really be at the bottom of the list.

    In terms of on the pitch leadership, Maguire seems like the most natural choice. We'll have to see him in the shirt first, though.
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    Dr. StrangeHate Full Member

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    I guess Dybala is out of the question then.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It's actually embarrassing having Young as the club captain.

    When we played Barcelona, and there was Messi and next to him Young. Good grief.