The 25-year-old was at the heart of Didier Deschamps' triumphant side in Russian Federation but returned to a hard situation at United after being dropped from Jose Mourinho's starting XI towards the end of last season.
'You do not have to be a captain to speak. A leader is not someone who has the armband on.
Since Ibrahimovic left United - with the departure of Wayne Rooney to Everton during the previous summer another important loss for the cohesion of the dressing room - sources have told ESPN FC disparate groups have formed, with no player able to fill the void left by Ibrahimovic and Rooney.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba intentionally set out to destabilise Jose Mourinho by publicly criticising the Manchester United manager. "You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband". He will be there on the pitch and show you the way.
Jose Mourinho last month stripped Pogba of the United vice-captaincy amid reports of frosty relations between the two during the Red Devils' hard start to the 2018-19 season.
"The armband has never been a goal".
While the United manager has yet to confirm or deny his interest, there are many reasons for him to do all he can to get the Swedish forward back to Old Trafford, even if only for a couple of months. This is my opinion and I would have said that to him.
"The coach spoke to me, he helped me with that". Myself. I am the manager, I can make these decisions.
"I've never been upset with journalists, it's just that I did not want to talk". I spoke with Hugo (Lloris), Blaise (Matuidi), (Raphael) Varane, to say that this World Cup we really had to put everything in place to win it.