Date: 2nd September 2011 at 5:09pm
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Paul Pogba

The youngster seems set for the first team this season

The signing of Owen Hargeaves by Manchester City has caused more than a few Reds to wonder whether United were right to let the curly haired one join the ‘noisy neighbours.’

Hargreaves has played practically no football for over two years, but there’s no denying that when he did feature regularly for the first team he was an integral part of its our success. That was 2007/08 when United experienced our second most successful season ever.

As our less successful neighbours like to remind us though:” its about the future not the past” and this season Sir Alex Ferguson has taken great strides to ensure United’s future is rosy. Phil Jones, David De Gea are two of Europe’s brightest youngsters and have already shown their capable of becoming United legends, while Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley have not just shown they’re potentially two future England as well as United stars.

Sir Alex Ferguson knows the importance of youth and one young player who’s been getting everyone at Old Trafford excited is a certain young Frenchman : Paul Pogba.

The former Le Harve man – or should that be ‘boy’- has been compared to Patrick Vieira, not just because he’s black and gangly but also because of his ability to get stuck in and be a real box to box type driving player.  Pogba looks like a man against boys when he’s playing for the academy, he’s something of a Wayne Rooney -type phenomenon.

This season Sir Alex has stated his intention to give the youngster a chance. Speaking in August Sir Alex said:

“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.”

United are moving forward this season and Pogba seems like the next academy member set to be given a chance. Hargreaves when fit is a very good player, but the question is would keeping him have scuppered Pogba’s progress and possibly have been a step backwards.

Owen Hargreaves was an important member of a great winning side, just as Paul Scholes, Edwin Van Der Sar and Wes Brown were. I’ve a sneaky feeling Paul Pogba will a be an important member of a winning side for many years to come.

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30 responses to “The Real Reason Owen Hargreaves Had To Be Released”

  1. ross says:

    When the Ego’s at Citeh have as much silverware as united have then ur entitled to an opinion……..CUNT !

  2. black pearl says:

    Letting Hargreaves go is plus for united, for how long do we live on IF He gets fit? He is 30, common guys law of diminishing returns here!

  3. Shaun says:

    Their welcome to our rejects. Good decision to let him go. Poor decision to sign for City. Suggests to me that he’s opted for a final pay day and has no ambition to return to playing regular first team football. Actually raises eyebrows over his fitness. I think he’s done personally.

    There is something great about seeing homegrown players come through the ranks. Cleverley looks well suited and ready to fulfil his potential. Were finally beginning to see the same from Ando. Not seen much of Pogba but if the reports are anything to go by then I look forward to seeing him. The future looks very good that’s for sure without the likes of Hargreaves, Scholes and Sneijder!!!

  4. Alfred says:

    De Gea is showing he is capable of being a Manchester United Legend?!!! Are you stark raving mad, man!!!

  5. Olayemi says:

    Yeah man owen can go,wot d future hold 4 dos kid is bright.SA pls another men is needed in dat mid-field CREATIVITY

  6. Jumping Jesus says:

    I totally agree. Pogba is going to rule the football world very soon. We all know it here.To the brain dead Citeh idiots who have commented here – Have a little respect. Even if your Frankenstein third division team won the quadruple this year, you still would have achieved nothing compared to what we have.It will take decades and decades of domination in all competitions to do so, so STFU

  7. Me says:

    De Gea couldn’t even keep a clean sheet against a broken up cr@p Arsenal side – GREAT GOALKEEPER

  8. Peter says:

    Does it mean that bcos arsene wenger failed SAF will also fail with youths. IMPOSSIBLE