Rashford has dipped and can do better for Man Utd, says Robson

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes that Paul Pogba would be the ideal replacement for Wayne Rooney as the new captain if the striker leaves the club this summer.

Speaking on behalf of United's global betting partner Marathonbet, Robson said that he thinks that "Paul Pogba could be a captain for Manchester United" if Rooney leaves the club as he is a player that "leads by example" on the pitch.

'Remember he has played at a club like Arsenal, where you've got to be able to handle pressure.

"His character is right, he's a tough player, he's really skilful, he works hard for the team, he can score and he create goals". When you put all that package into one, he's exactly the type that we would like here [at Old Trafford]. But young lads do that.

Robson also challenged Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to score 20 goals next season after finding the net 19 times between them in the last campaign.

But Robson would love to see him at Old Trafford.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was their main source of goals as he finished the season as the club's highest scorer on 28 in all competitions, with Juan Mata next on the list with 10.

"If they do that, it takes the pressure off other people. I think he's 100% guaranteed". 'Juan's missed a few, Herrera's missed a few, Martial and Rashford definitely have.

If Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney leave this summer, Marcus Rashford is the only recognised centre forward, and the young shoulders of the England worldwide may not be sufficient to handle the rigours of four different competitions, as we have made a return to Champions League.

'As far as I'm concerned it's going to cost a hell of a lot of money if we want to bring two strikers into the club to go with Rashford and Martial. He hasn't had such a great season but he's still got unbelievable ability.

Robson went on to say that another candidate could be Antonio Valencia as he has got that "determination about him too" to make sure that everyone does their job when playing. He was brilliant when he first came into the side. He'll have been disappointed to leave but he's answered all those questions about whether he can play in the Premier League or for his country.

  • Joanne Flowers