Club-record signing Paul Pogba has all the characteristics to become a future Manchester United captain, according to manager Jose Mourinho.
The 23-year-old made his return to Old Trafford over the summer from Juventus for a fee of £93.75million and has settled in well with the Red Devils.
Pogba has put in some strong displays during United’s recent strong run of form which has seen the side go 15 games unbeaten.
The France international recently thanked Mourinho for letting him “free on the pitch” and the Portuguese has been impressed by his form.
Mourinho insists he doesn’t expect Pogba to carry the team but feels he is key to helping them climb back up towards the top four in the Premier League.
“It is not fair to say a player has to be dominant,” Mourinho said. “He is playing amazingly well, yes. No doubts about it.
“But the team is also playing well. I am not expecting the team to play really bad and for one player to have all the weight on his shoulders, not Paul, not anyone.
“I expect the team to play well and Paul to be at the level he is playing now regularly.”
Mourinho feels Pogba has the right attributes to eventually follow in the footsteps of Wayne Rooney, Sir Bobby Charlton and Roy Keane in wearing the captain’s armband at United, who are priced at 17.00 to win the Premier League.
He added: “I think he has. I think he has the charisma, the ambition, the mentality. He is a good professional. Being so young and with so many ingredients, I think he can.”