Ryan Giggs backs Mourinho on given Pogba the captaincy: ‘right decision’

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says giving Paul Pogba the captaincy is the right decision.

Pogba has been the subject of transfer speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona this campaign.

But the France International shrugged off those reports to deliver an impressive display in United’s 2-1 win against Leicester City last week.

With Antonio Valencia injured, Pogba was named captain by Jose Mourinho, a decision Giggs believes will help the World cup winner’s form this season.

He told Sky Sports: “I think everyone recognizes the quality Paul Pogba has and he had an excellent World Cup, so after winning that it was a recognition of what he can bring to the team.

“From the outside, he looks like a leader but what we haven’t seen is the consistency of the likes of Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, so that extra responsibility will hopefully help him maintain his levels.

“The captains I played under really had that consistency and would still contribute on their bad days and I’ve got no doubts that he will reach those levels of consistency for United and be a top, top player.”

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