A New Manchester United Captain May Have Been Found – Who Is It?

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A new Manchester United captain may have to be appointed if Antonio Valencia leaves the club as expected at the end of the current season.

As the full-time whistle was drowned out by Man United's rapturous away support on Monday night, the victorious staff and players were excused for letting their raw delight show.

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It spoke volumes that Ander Herrera immediately used the moment to congratulate fellow Spanish speaker Alexis Sanchez following a troublesome start to his United life.

Not only the true sign of leadership but the true sign of a Manchester United captain.

Much is said of the deep understanding Herrera has for the club.

It is fair to say Solskjaer's reign at United wouldn't nearly be as successful without an on-field leader like Herrera instructing his teammates and conducting the entire shape in which they operate.

United have only ever had three captains from outside the British Isles; Eric Cantona, Nemanja Vidic and Antonio Valencia.

With Herrera, Pogba and David de Gea the leading candidates for the next role, they surely will have a fourth.

The decision to appoint Herrera as the new permanent captain would not only please his adoring fans but it would be the perfect response to an uninspiring leadership from current occupant Valencia.

If they appointed Herrera, United would not only ease the immense pressure on giving it to midfield companion Pogba, but it would afford a key ally in the first-team dressing room.

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United might have found their next captain, they now need to make keeping him their immediate priority.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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