OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER will offer Paul Pogba the chance to become Manchester United captain in a bid to keep him at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer is looking to name a new skipper to replace Antonio Valencia, who is leaving Manchester United this summer.
And the Norwegian is hoping offering Pogba the chance to lead the team will convince him to stay at United.
Ashley Young, who signed a 12-month contract extension three months ago, is in line to take over from Valencia as club captain.
But Solskjaer is keen to sign a new right-back this summer, which means Young’s game time could be limited.
Pogba was stripped of the armband by former boss Jose Mourinho following a string of bust-ups between the duo.
But Solskjaer has a good relationship with Pogba and hopes handing him more responsibility will help end speculation about the World Cup winner’s future.
The French international has become disillusioned again at United following a difficult season.
United’s failure to secure Champions League football has led to him questioning where his immediate future lies.
“Man Utd are planning to make Paul Pogba captain”
Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Pogba should he decide to leave.
United are adamant Pogba, who has a contract until 2022, will not be sold.
Solskjaer has seen fellow midfielder Ander Herrera snub a new deal in favour of joining Paris Saint Germain.
The Norwegian doesn’t want to lose Pogba as well and will do whatever he can to persuade him to stay in Manchester.
His first signing as United boss is poised to be Swansea winger Daniel James.
The 21-year-old Wales international is nearing a £15m move to Old Trafford – just four months after coming close to joining Leeds United.