Manchester United are ready to make Paul Pogba club captain in a bid to show the French midfielder how much they value him.

As revealed by Sunday Mirror Sport last week , United have told the 26-year-old that he will not be sold in the summer despite Real Madrid launching a charm offensive to prise him away from Old Trafford.

And now they are ready to hand Pogba more responsibility by making him skipper – and will also offer negotiations aimed at securing his long-term future on a new contract.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a new leader next season.

Current club captain Antonio Valencia is leaving at the end of his contract and 33-year-old Ashley Young is expected to take more of a squad role.