Old Trafford youth academy still producing exciting youngsters.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to make his senior debut in tonight’s Carling Cup match against Leeds United.
The 18-year-old has impressed since his controversial arrival from Le Havre in 2009.
The Frenchman helped United win the FA Youth Cup last season and was promised by Sir Alex Ferguson he will not be loaned out despite interest from Burnley.
Pogba has been often compared to fellow midfielder Patrick Vieira with his great size allied with huge stamina and skill.
Team-mate Michael Carrick expects the teenager to emerge into a top-class player, but warns there is plenty of hard work to be done.
“Paul is a huge talent,” Carrick said. “He has trained with us a number of times, so we have seen quite a lot of him and he looks very promising.
“If he goes about things in the right way and gets a little bit of luck at the right time, he is going to have a bright future.”
Pogba is expected to be joined by Youth Cup-winning skipper Tom Thorpe, Ezekiel Fryers, Larnell Cole and Michael Keane in Ferguson’s squad this evening.