Sir Alex Ferguson has given his biggest hint that Paul Pogba will play in the first team this season. He has been highly impressed with the FA Youth Cup winning midfielder and it seems he may have the chance of helping to fill the void left by Paul Scholes.
In his press conference this morning, Sir Alex Ferguson told ManUtd.com:
“We’ve got Darren Fletcher to come back. Michael Carrick, who tends to develop more around November/December. And we’ve got a young boy Pogba who’s showing great promise for us. He came on in a couple of games in terms of progress with the youth team, we’re quite positive about him.”
“I mean if we hold Pogba back, what’s going to happen? He’s going to leave. You know, in a couple of years’ time when his contract is going to finish. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he’s got great ability, plus he’s got the physique and athleticism.”
“He is a possibility so, when you take that roll call of players you know, I’m certainly not looking to add anybody. I’ve been saying that for weeks, but you’ve all been writing differently, you’ve all been writing about how I’m going to buy this one, I’m going to buy that one but we’ve said nothing, I’m carrying on with business.”
When asked about Wesley Sneijder he replied, “You can forget about anyone you like. I’m happy with the young players we’ve got.”
Sir Alex Ferguson then talked about the young prospects in the squad. Possibly the likes of Tom Cleverley, Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison and Ryan Tunnicliffe.
“Well, I mean my intention is not to put pressure on anyone,” he stressed. “My intention is to get the best team I can for United. There’s an emphasis on young players in the squad and there always has been.
“There’s a case where a young player comes through the ranks and that they can threaten anyone. Because if they have the ability and the temperament, there’s only one thing you can do and that’s play them.
“It happened with Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe, who was doing very well at the time, showing great promise and what happens? Ryan Giggs appears and Ryan Giggs gets the spot – it’s that horrible business of somebody’s ability being better than yours.”
Sir Alex Ferguson also went on to confirm to ManUtd.com that David De Gea will play on Sunday.
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