Pogba opens up on United captaincy – and offers frank assessment of his season

Paul Pogba has admitted it is an honour to captain Manchester United.

The Frenchman has worn the armband on multiple occasion this term with United looking for a permanent skipper this summer.

He also insisted he has improved in his second season back at Old Trafford, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 25-year-old was voted United’s player of the month for April after scoring in the top six wins over City and Arsenal, as well as playing an instrumental role in the FA Cup semi-final triumph against Tottenham.

Pogba missed two months of the season with a hamstring injury and experienced a tense couple of months with manager Jose Mourinho following Alexis Sanchez’s January arrival but his form has picked up since he returned from international duty with France in March.

Despite Pogba’s problems earlier this year, he feels his stats indicate a ‘better’ campaign than 2016-17, when he struck nine goals but also hit the woodwork as many times.

"I had a big injury and missed a lot of games, but now I feel much better," Pogba told Premier League Productions. "And I’ve been proving it with more assists. I’m not hitting the crossbar and the post like last season, so I’m happy. I’ve been involved in a few goals so I’m pretty happy."

Pogba skippered United twice against Basel in the Champions League group stage, as well as in the festive fixtures versus Burnley, Southampton, Everton and Derby. Mourinho will appoint a permanent replacement for Michael Carrick once he retires at the end of the season and Pogba is grateful for his manager’s trust.

"It’s good that the manager believes in you, and the players," he added. "It’s an honour to wear the captain’s [armband], and just to wear the shirt and play at Old Trafford. I was here in the Academy and for me it was a dream to play for the first-team, and I did it.

"So yeah, I’m very proud."

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