Paul Pogba’s message to Man Utd youngsters shows that he still cares for the club. The star midfielder has long been rumoured to want a move to Real Madrid.
Manchester United fought off interests from Real Madrid and Juventus in the Summer to keep Paul Pogba at the club. The French midfielder however, has missed out on a majority of the season so far owing to an injury.
The club has also been plagued with other injuries, forcing Solskjaer to rely on his academy players. Paul Pogba has urged these youngsters to take their chances. He has told them that they are very lucky to play for such a historic club.
Paul Pogba’s message to Man Utd youngsters shows that he still cares for the club
“I think and I hope I can help them,” Pogba told MUTV. “I’ve said to a lot of the young players who have been with the first team: ‘Guys, you don’t know how lucky you are’.
“Unfortunately for us, we’ve had a lot of injured players and it’s therefore a big chance for the young players to be involved with the first team.
“This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and maybe the biggest club in history and they have the chance to be in this club.
“So, I say to them: ‘Take your chance, play, you are young, you have quality. You have nothing to be afraid of’.”
This is what Manchester United is about
Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in January. However, despite the popular opinion, it appears that Pogba is keen to stay with the club and help the youngsters develop into stars.
“I hope I can give them the good example when I’m on the pitch and outside the pitch and, even though I don’t see myself as old, I hope that the young players will, one day, come and take my position [when I finish playing].
“That’s how it is, I won’t play forever. We all give our best on the pitch and I hope these young players will become legends here at the club. They have to enjoy it and really appreciate the chance they have here.”
He pointed out a couple of youngsters who were doing well for the club and noted that that was what Manchester United was about.
“Mason Greenwood is scoring goals, Brandie [Brandon Williams] has been playing games like he’s been there for six months already. This is about what the club is about and what the manager wants.”
When told that Manchester United had fielded an academy player for 4000 straight games; a tradition that began in 1937 against Fulham, Pogba, a United academy player himself, said:
“It’s unbelievable and it shows the identity of this club and the culture of this club,”
“We’ve always talked about youth players coming into the first team and it’s just carried on. It’s something that is in this club, it’s incredible it’s been happening since 1937.
“You want to carry this on for the young players and the next generation to go and play in the first team.”
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