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Pogba in Sir Alex's plans

Paul Pogba is hoping for more chances to prove himself after his tantalising taste of the first team in last month’s Carling Cup defeat of Leeds.

The 18-year-old midfielder made his debut as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win at Elland Road and showed why he’s so highly regarded at the club with an assured and skilful performance.

The Frenchman could be handed another opportunity to impress in the next round against Aldershot after being assured he is very much in Sir Alex's thinking this term.

Pogba told the French Football Federation website: "A possible loan to a Championship club was discussed early in the season, but Sir Alex said he did not want me to leave.

"That makes me want to prove he was right in trusting me. I am proud of what I’m doing. I'm getting closer to the first team and I hope to progress further this season."

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