Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
says he will most likely give experienced campaigner Antonio Valencia
the armband for the upcoming season.
Valencia captained the Red Devils in all 39 of the matches he started
last season, after appointed captain Michael Carrick missed most of his
final season at the club due to injuries.
Mourinho has stated that he will probably stick with Valencia as
captain for the 2018/19 season, but also added that the captaincy isn't
all that important in his view.
"The captain was Valencia last season, and I think he's going to be
the captain," Mourinho told the press after United's 1-1 draw with Club
America in Arizona, USA.
"When he doesn't play, we have to make
"It depends on who is on the pitch. If (Chris) Smalling is, Ashley
Young is, if (Ander) Herrera is or (Juan) Mata is, if they are on the
pitch they have an option.
"(Nemanja) Matic has all the attributes to be Manchester United captain, but he arrived only one year ago.
"But I never care much about the captaincy, I care more about the
life in the dressing room and the leaders. The armband means what it